AP is reporting the list of 10 Race to the Top Winners (9 states and the District of Columbia). They are:
District of Columbia
I’m going to hold off saying any more here until I have a chance to really look at the scores and reviewer comments, but in the meantime, kudos to the winning states.
Disc: I helped prepare Rhode Island’s Race to the Top application, so I’m personally very happy for their success. I’m also proud of my home not-state, Washington, D.C.
UPDATES: It must suck to be New Jersey right about now; the state came in 11th, just 3 points behind the lowest-ranking RTT winner, Ohio. Interestingly, New Jersey was also the state that gained the most points--34.4--in the interview stage of the competition.
The opinions expressed in Sara Mead’s Policy Notebook are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.