Districts Gear Up for Race to Top Scramble
Draft rules spell out hurdles to winning
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.
Draft regulations for the rewards, released late last month, would require districts to put a major focus on helping schools tailor instruction to the...
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