Tuesday, August 24, 2010

10 State Awarded Race to the Top Grants in Second Round

Education Week is reporting that 10 states have been awarded federal Race to the Top grants in the second round of funding. The states are:
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island
Through the $4.35 billion Race to the Top fund, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is awarding multi-million competitive grants to states for implementing comprehensive reforms and innovations.  States must meet certain federal requirements in order to win the award.

Idaho applied for the first round of Race to the Top funding. Based on peer reviewers' comments and feedback from stakeholders in Idaho, the state chose not to re-apply in the second round.

Check out more details on the Education Week blog.

~ Melissa M.

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