Race to the Top

Title

Race to the Top

Description

Race to the Top was a multi-billion dollar grant created by the United States Department of Education in 2009. It was funded as part of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act following the Great Recession. The grant established a points system in which different states competed to score highest. The better a state performed on these criteria, the more federal money they would receive. States were awarded points for enacting performance-based evaluations for educators, adopting common standards, making progress in their lowest performing schools, and other policies centered around improving education. This grant was created to ensure that states doing the best at bettering the education of their children would be rewarded.

Creator

Getty Images

Date

11/4/2009

Source

Publisher

Current Affairs

Contributor

Getty Images

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Legislation

Identifier

Education, Legislation, Government

Coverage

United States

Files

https://truthout.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/GettyImages-92749470-2400x1600.jpg

Reference

Getty Images, Race to the Top, Current Affairs, 11/4/2009

Cite As

Getty Images, “Race to the Top,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 28, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/745.