In case you missed it: The federal government announced last month that it has finalized the application for the next round of Race To The Top. The DOE this year will award 15 to 25 grants to districts, not states, that have at least 2,000 students, 40 percent or more of whom qualify for free or reduced-cost lunches. Grants will range from $5 million to $40 million, depending on the size of the district, according to a recent AP report. Applications are due October 30, but the 116-page application is difficult, and more than half the nation’s school districts are not eligible to apply because their enrollments are too small. So, is it worth it?
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