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And the Race to Top Winners Are...

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Tennessee and Delaware, according to Michele McNeil who heard from an official who has been briefed on the winners.

Stay tuned to Politics K-12 for more details.

And let the carping and Monday-morning-quarterbacking begin. Are these the right winners? Did Arne Duncan live up to his repeated pledges that Race to the Top would have a "high, high bar?" What happened to Florida, the state that folks overwhelmingly agreed was a shoo-in? Or the other favorite state, Louisiana?

Ok, it's time to hit the phones to bring you more reaction and analysis. Check this space later today for more.

UPDATE: Bill Turque at the Washington Post reports that the District of Columbia came in last, 16th out of 16, after the in-person interviews.

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