race to the top http://wkms.org en Ky. House Backs Funding for Child Care Rating Expansion http://wkms.org/post/ky-house-backs-funding-child-care-rating-expansion <p>The Kentucky House is backing a significant expansion of the early child care provider rating system. &nbsp; It will mean hundreds more child care centers will be able to tap into the “Star Rating” program offered by the state. &nbsp;The expansion will necessitate training paid for by federal dollars through the “Race to the Top” grant program.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:47:53 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38703 at http://wkms.org Ky. House Backs Funding for Child Care Rating Expansion Kentucky Gets $44 Million For Early Childhood Education http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-gets-44-million-early-childhood-education <p>Kentucky officials say they want to make the state's voluntary rating system for childcare facilities mandatory and they will have help in the amount of $44 million to do it.</p><p>That’s the amount of money Kentucky won as part of the federal government’s Race to the Top grant competition for early childhood education. It's the third round of such funding provided by the the U.S. Department of Education with help from the Department of Health and Human Services.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:01:30 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 37477 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Gets $44 Million For Early Childhood Education Green River Regional Educational Co-op Wins $40 million in Federal Grants http://wkms.org/post/green-river-regional-educational-co-op-wins-40-million-federal-grants <p></p><p>Kentucky's Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, or GRREC, is a winner an estimated $40 million in Federal Race to the Top District Funds. GRREC represents 23 Western Kentucky School Districts, including Union County, Daviess County and Owensboro Independent. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne&nbsp; Duncan says this year’s Race to The Top saw many new school districts competing for funds.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:43:25 +0000 John Walker 25555 at http://wkms.org Green River Regional Educational Co-op Wins $40 million in Federal Grants IL Gets Grant for Early Childhood Education http://wkms.org/post/il-gets-grant-early-childhood-education <p></p><p>Illinois is getting almost $35 million of federal aid for early childhood education. The Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant is funding a website informing parents of the quality of school programs in an effort to help them find the best place that matches their children’s needs. The money is also going toward professional development for early-childhood teachers, investments in efficiency, streamlining program administration and data systems and program evaluations. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:10:55 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25406 at http://wkms.org IL Gets Grant for Early Childhood Education Some Western Kentucky Schools are Finalists for Race to the Top-District Funds http://wkms.org/post/some-western-kentucky-schools-are-finalists-race-top-district-funds <p></p><p>22 school districts in western and south central Kentucky are finalists for the next round of federal education grant funds through the Race to the Top-District competition. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:20:30 +0000 Chad Lampe 24964 at http://wkms.org Some Western Kentucky Schools are Finalists for Race to the Top-District Funds Schools Say "Race To The Top" Funds Greatly Needed http://wkms.org/post/schools-say-race-top-funds-greatly-needed <p>Twenty-nine Kentucky school districts plan to apply for a new round of Race to the Top grants. The U. S. Department of Education will dole out $400 million to districts this December. The DOE wants recipients to use the money to personalize student learning. &nbsp;Paducah Independent Schools superintendent Randy Greene says that’s exactly the kind of funding his district needs. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:30:52 +0000 Angela Hatton 21747 at http://wkms.org Schools Say "Race To The Top" Funds Greatly Needed 29 Kentucky School Districts Plan to Apply for Race to the Top funds http://wkms.org/post/29-kentucky-school-districts-plan-apply-race-top-funds <p>Twenty-nine Kentucky school districts plan to apply for a new round of Race to the Top grants. Those include three in western Kentucky: Christian County Schools, Paducah Independent Schools and Henderson County Schools. The U. S. Department of Education will dole out $400 million to districts for local-level improvements. Depending on size, winning districts may receive anywhere from $5 million to $40 million each. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 18:43:54 +0000 Angela Hatton 21686 at http://wkms.org 29 Kentucky School Districts Plan to Apply for Race to the Top funds Tennessee Department of Education Releases Teacher Evaluation Recommendation http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-department-education-releases-teacher-evaluation-recommendation <p>A Tennessee Department of Education report suggests making student test scores a smaller portion of teachers&#39; evaluations if specific testing data is not available to the teachers.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:13:43 +0000 Shelly Baskin 19307 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Department of Education Releases Teacher Evaluation Recommendation