Race to the Top Round Two Winners - Tech Learning

Race to the Top Round Two Winners

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that 10 applicants have won grants in the second phase of the Race to the Top competition.
Author:
Publish date:

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that 10 applicants have won grants in the second phase of the Race to the Top competition. Along with Phase 1 winners Delaware and Tennessee, 11 states and the District of Columbia have now been awarded money in the education reform program.

The 10 winning Phase 2 applications are: the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island.

"We had many more competitive applications than money to fund them in this round," Duncan said. "We're very hopeful there will be a Phase 3 of Race to the Top and have requested $1.35 billion dollars in next year's budget."

The 10 winning applicants have adopted rigorous common, college- and career-ready standards in reading and math, created pipelines and incentives to put the most effective teachers in high-need schools, and all have alternative pathways to teacher and principal certification.

The Department of Education has posted all Phase 2 applications online. Phase 2 peer reviewers' comments, and scores will be available on the website by August 25th; videos of states' presentations will be posted by September 10th. Phase 1 materials are available online.

Featured

Related

Image placeholder title

The 2012 Race to the Top Fund

The U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced in April that $133 million from the 2012 Race to the Top fund will be available for continued investments in state-level, comprehensive early education reform.

Image placeholder title

Race to the Top Redux

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.