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ERIC Number: EJ882684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-7
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
$3.4 Billion Remains in Race to Top Fund
Maxwell, Lesli A.; McNeil, Michele
Education Week, v29 n28 p1, 30-31 Apr 2010
By selecting just two states as first-round Race to the Top winners, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is leaving $3.4 billion on the table for the remaining states to vie for in round two. Delaware and Tennessee beat out 14 other finalists last week to win the first grants awarded in the $4 billion Race to the Top Fund competition. Mr. Duncan praised the two states, which edged out front-runners Florida and Louisiana, for mustering strong district and teachers'-union support for their plans, for having superior data systems, and for submitting comprehensive proposals that touched "every single child" statewide. And he challenged states to compete as vigorously for round-two grants, saying there could be 10 to 15 winners. Applications are due June 1, and the awards will be made in September. The authors describe how federal grants to Delaware and Tennessee set the dynamic for the next round of funding decisions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; New York; South Carolina; Tennessee