Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Strong Interest in Race to the Top - District Competition

A total of 893 potential applicants submitted their intent to apply for the 2012 Race to the Top – District program. With nearly 900 applicants looking to engage in more local reform efforts, this year’s competition will be tight as the Department of Education anticipates awarding a total of $400 million across 15-25 districts.

The Race to the Top – District competition encourages local districts (or groups of districts) to find innovative ways to personalize education for students and create transformative change within schools by providing school leaders and teachers with key tools and resources in order to best meet the needs of students.  To learn more, click here.

To see a list of the potential applicants that submitted to intent to apply, click here.  The intent to apply is not binding. Potential applicants that did not submit the intent are still invited to apply for funding.

Applications are due October 30th and award announcements will be made no later than December 31, 2012.

Stay tuned to our blog for updates about the 2012 Race to the Top – District competition.

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