• By Rachel Gibson
    November 22, 2013

    This week there were two federal grant updates worth noting: RTT-D finalists were announced and the Obama administration announced a new Race to the Top-like program. Read more

  • August 17, 2012

    A concise overview of the Race to the Top for Districts (RTT-D) competition, including key information on program highlights, priorities, timelines, and scoring. Read more

  • June 27, 2012

    This month’s survey focused on David Coleman's new role with the College Board and what it might mean for the Common Core State Standards; Race to the Top for Districts (RTT-D); and Student Loans. Read more

  • By Rachel Vessey Gibson
    January 2, 2013

    The 16 winning Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) applications have been posted. They are available here. In addition, this website also includes the winners' scores and comments. Together, these documents provide rich insights into the winning districts' plans and goals. 

    If you haven't already, be sure to check out our previous post on RTT-D, which includes a map of all finalists, to find more information on the winners.

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  • By Rachel Vessey Gibson
    December 10, 2012

    The U.S. Department of Education has announced the sixteen winners of the Race to the Top District (RTT-D) competition, the Department's latest competitive grant program, which will focus on personalized learning at the district level. These districts include a number of consortia applicants. All in all, a total of 55 districts are represented in this winning group, hailing from 11 states and the District of Columbia. Read more

  • May 25, 2012

    On May 22, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released draft requirements for the Race to the Top for Districts Competition (RTT-D).  ED will award $400 million to 20 applicants. The number of students participating in the program will determine funding.  ED may issue grants of up to $25 million.  Applicants may be a part of a State that won a Race to the Top grant in prior competitions. To provide a helpful summary of the program’s details, the team at Whiteboard advisors developed a one-page overview and detailed summary of the new competition. Read more

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