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36 States to Apply for Race to Top

By Michele McNeil — August 09, 2011 1 min read
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Governors in 36 states, along with District of Columbia officials, have told the U.S. Department of Education that they want to compete for $500 million in new Race to the Top money that is designed to spur improvements in early-childhood programs. Applications will be available in late summer, and awards will be made by the end of the year. The list provides a gauge of national interest in the Race to the Top brand, which comes with significantly less money this year.

A version of this article appeared in the August 10, 2011 edition of Education Week as 36 States to Apply for Race to Top

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