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Race to the Top

EdWeek---Districts Gear Up for Race to Top Scramble

By Alyson Klein and Christina A. Samuels
Leaders of some large-city school districts say they are prepared to jump into the competition for nearly $400 million in new Race to the Top grants from the U.S. Department of Education. But the head of a coalition of rural districts said that while the money would be welcomed, it may require too much effort from small district staffs to apply for and to administer.

Race To The Top 2012 Invites School Districts To Compete

 by Joy Resmovits
Race to the Top, the U.S. Education Department's $4.35 billion contest, is getting personal.  The competition this year opens $400 million in grant money to school districts -- and not states, like in previous rounds -- with a focus on "personalized learning," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce Tuesday. 

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