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‘Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing Education

Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.


N.J. Likely To Receive Education Jobs Grant

New Jersey is taking another crack at bringing home federal education funding.


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N.J. Lawmakers Sort Out Facts In ‘Race To The Top’ Error

Hearings at the New Jersey State House were held to discuss what went wrong in the mistake that cost the state millions in education funding from the Obama administration’s “Race to the Top.”


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Panel Asks NJ Officials About Failed Education Grant

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Education officials say a clerical error alone doesn’t explain why New Jersey finished just out of the money on a $400 million education grant.     They say the state also lost […]


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Fired N.J. Ed Commissioner Wants Apology

A week after he was fired, New Jersey’s former education commissioner says he isn’t considering taking legal action over his termination.


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Ex-NJ Education Chief: Christie ‘Defamed’ Me

Christie fired Bret Schundler last week after the discovery of a mistake on an application that may have cost the state a $400 million federal education grant.


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Christie Defends Decision To Axe Education Commish

The Governor said his decision was based on business, and that Schundler’s dismissal came not because he made the mistake on the “Race to the Top” grant, but because he lied.


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Gov. Christie Fires N.J. Education Commissioner

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sacked his education commissioner Friday in an embarrassing fiasco — complete with video tapes — that cost the state $400 million.


N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (file)

Christie Positioning NJ For Round 2 Of ‘Race To The Top’

The publicity surrounding Governor Christie’s criticisms of the federal government rejecting the state’s Race to the Top grant application may help NJ’s chances in the next round.


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Mistake Costs N.J. Education $400 Mil; Christie: Obama To Blame

A costly mistake in the New Jersey governor’s office has cost the state $400 million in critical education funding. On Wednesday, Gov. Chris Christie blamed President Barack Obama.