The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has finalized the application for the 2013 Race to the Top-District competition, which will provide nearly $120 million to support bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness.
“The Race to the Top-District competition is an opportunity for trailblazing districts across the country to implement models of personalized learning so that every child graduates college and career ready,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “The program is designed to support teachers and school leaders in their use of innovative strategies as we seek to build a stronger future for America’s students.”
Race to the Top, launched in 2009, has inspired dramatic education reform nationwide, leading 46 states and the District of Columbia to pursue higher college- and career-ready standards, data-driven decision making, greater support for teachers and leaders, and turnaround interventions in low performing schools.
Read the entire article posted on ED.gov at http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/department-education-invites-districts-apply-120-million-race-top-funds-support-