National Teleconference:April 20, 2010
Forty states and the District of Columbia applied, sixteen finalists were announced, and two states won. Round One of the Race to the Top competition has come and gone, leaving states, districts, and the funders that supported their applications conducting post mortems and contemplating where they go from here as Round Two inches closer on the horizon.
You'll hear perspectives on Rounds One and Two from education leaders integrally involved in the RTT application process in their states: Dwight Jones, Commissioner of Education, Colorado Department of Education; and Rick Miller, former Deputy Superintendent of Policy Development and External Affairs, California Department of Education. The conversation was facilitated by Paul Koehler, Director of the Policy Center at WestEd, a research, development, and service agency that works in the field of education.
Our presenters address such topics as:
In addition, Steven Lawrence, Director of Research at the Foundation Center, provides a "sneak preview" of the results of interviews he conducted with other leaders engaged in the RTT competition. Afterward, participants join the discussion during the Q & A segment.
This teleconference is presented as part of the Foundation Center's Foundations for Education Excellence initiative, with support from the C.S. Mott Foundation. We thank the Council on Foundations, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Grantmakers for Education, and the Philanthropy Roundtable for their assistance.
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