Districts will vie for individual federal awards of up to $40 million; applications are due to the U.S. Department of Education by Oct. 3.
Recently in Race to the Top Category
July 30, 2013
July 30, 2013
Concerned about Georgia's teacher-evaluation system, the U.S. Department of Education warned the state a year ago that it was at risk of losing $33 million.
July 29, 2013
After seeing significant improvements, the U.S. Department of Education removes Hawaii's $75 million Race to the Top grant from "high-risk status".
June 28, 2013
Despite being on federal "high-risk" status, the Aloha State has finished almost all of its Race to the Top work.
June 07, 2013
Both states have struggled with capacity to implement their plans, according to new progress reports released today by the U.S. Department of Education.
May 28, 2013
Florida's use of $1.25 million in Race to the Top funds to settle a contract dispute was allowable, according to federal officials.
May 22, 2013
Most Race to the Top states are keeping their participating districts on board, even as a couple of states run into trouble.
May 13, 2013
Each of the 12 original Race to the Top states, plus the seven third-round winners, promised to adopt and implement the common core standards.
April 18, 2013
After a standoff that lasted two years, the Hawaii State Teachers Association approved a contract that ties evaluations and pay raises to student test scores.
April 16, 2013
About $120 million in new Race to the Top funds will go to a second round of the district competition.