The United States Department of Education is sponsoring the Race to the Top fund. According to the Department of Education, “The Race to the Top Fund provides competitive grants to encourage and reward States that are creating the conditions for education innovation and reform”. For more information on this fund, visit the sites listed below or ask a librarian.
- Official U.S. Department of Education site for Race to the Top: http://www.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop/index.html
- Missouri Race to the Top information from Chris Nicastro, Comissioner of Education: http://dese.mo.gov/rt3/
- Statement from Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan on the White House Blog: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/Race-to-the-Top
- Arne Duncan’s remarks in July 2009, on Department of Education site: http://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/2009/07/07242009.html
More information can be found using library databases for Education, such as ERIC. Access Education-related databases here: http://library.webster.edu/databases/dateducation.html