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Race To The Top

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Race to the Top is a federal competitive grant program designed to reward states that have made innovative education reforms. Awarded states have a 4-year project period from the time of the award in which to implement their plans.

Distribution: The following states have been award RTTT funding: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. Half of the funds will be used to implement statewide reforms, the other half will be distributed to participating school districts.

Use of Funds: All participating districts must write a Statement of Work to outline their plan to fulfill the four education reform areas:

  • Quality Standards and Assessments. Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and to compete in the global economy.
  • Data System to Improve Instruction. Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals about how they can improve instruction.
  • Great Teachers and Principals. Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most.
  • Turnaround of Lowest-Achieving Schools. Turning around our lowest-achieving schools.

For complete program information visit: RTTT, FEDERAL PROGRAM SITE