Friday, December 11, 2009

Higher Achievement Signs on to Race to the Top Letter

Higher Achievement helped draft and signed on to a letter highlighting the role of summer learning in the Race to the Top initiative at the US Dept of Education.

The select group of high-quality summer learning providers listed below, wrote to respond to the recently announced priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for the Race to the Top Fund. We are requesting further clarification on the new definition of “increased learning time” to ensure there is no confusion among applicants as to whether the new term specifically includes summer programs run by non-profit and community-based organizations.

The letter was also endorsed by:

National Summer Learning Association
Aim High (San Francisco)
Bridges to a Brighter Future at Furman University
Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools
Energy Express at West Virginia University
Harlem RBI
Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative
Higher Achievement
Parks and People Foundation (SuperKids Camp-Baltimore)
Project Morry
Summer Advantage, USA
Summer Scholars (Denver)
Think Together
Trail Blazers

For more information on the Race to the Top Fund, click here.

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