Last month, the U.S. Department of Education announced five winners for its Race to the Top-District Competition:
-Clarendon County School District Two (consortium of four rural districts), South Carolina
-Clarksdale Municipal School District, Mississippi
-Houston Independent School District, Texas
-Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (consortium of 18 rural districts)
-Springdale School District, Arkansas
This program provides nearly $120 million to support locally developed plans to improve student learning, increase student success and strengthen educator effectiveness.
The winners were selected from 31 finalists, representing 80 school districts across 21 states. The Department received more than 200 applications for the competition.
Grantees were selected based on their vision and capacity for development as well as a strong plan that provides educators with resources to accelerate student success and prepare students for college and their future careers, according to the Department.
The list of 2013 Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) winners is attached and posted on the Department's website.
The Department has posted the list of districts that submitted an application on its website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-district/index.html.
The list of 31finalists is also online: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-district/2013-finalists.pdf.
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