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District Level Race to the Top Criteria Announced

District Level Race to the Top Criteria Announced

The Department of Education released the 2012 new district level Race to the Top competition proposal guidelines.

Nearly $400 million in grants is available for qualifying proposals. The district level proposal should focus on individualized classroom instruction that that prepares each student for college and career. The grants competition is open to all districts who have 40% or more students on a free or reduced lunch program and those that serve at least 2,500 students.

“Race to the Top supports states that raise standards, build better data systems, evaluate and support principals and teachers, and dramatically transform their lowest-performing schools,” Duncan said during today’s announcement.  “It also supports the development of new and better assessments aligned with high standards.”

The proposal application will be available sometime this June and will have an October deadline. Award winners will be announced before the end of the year.

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