Kentucky Receives $17 Million in Federal Funding for Education Programs

Kentucky has been awarded $17 million in federal Race to the Top funding for public education. Kentucky originally requested $175 million from the U.S. Department of Education. Officials say while the $17 million award is substantially less, it’s still appreciated. Kentucky Department of Education spokeswoman Lisa Gross says some of the money will be used […]

Kentucky Awarded “Race to the Top” Funds

From the Associated Press Kentucky education officials say they are excited about being awarded $17 million in federal “Race to the Top” funding to improve K-12 programs. Although the award was less than requested, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says the funding will be used to implement initiatives including new assessments for public schools, more rigorous […]

Kentucky Moves Forward With Race to the Top Application

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has taken steps to apply for federal education grants from the Race to the Top program. The commonwealth is eligible for a portion of the $500 million that will be made available later this year. Like the previous round of Race to the Top grants, states must put together lengthy applications […]

Center On Education Policy Says Race To The Top Reforms Will Take Time To Show Results

Over the last two years, many states changed their education policies to better compete for federal stimulus dollars through the Race to the Top program. The Center on Education Policy says many states have been slow to improve school assessments, though education standards have been raised in many states.

But without stimulus dollars to apply for, CEP president Jack Jennings says lawmakers may give up on education reform. That, he says, would be a mistake.