Race to the Top Finalists Announced for Round Two

This afternoon, in a speech at the National Press Club, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the finalists for round two of the Race to the Top grant competition. There were 19 finalists, out of 36 that applied for the remaining $3.4 billion in grant money:

  • Arizona,
  • California,
  • Colorado,
  • District of Columbia,
  • Florida,
  • Georgia,
  • Hawaii,
  • Illinois,
  • Kentucky,
  • Louisiana,
  • Maryland,
  • Massachusetts,
  • New Jersey,
  • New York,
  • North Carolina,
  • Ohio,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Rhode Island, and
  • South Carolina.

Each state will send a group of five representatives to Washington, D.C. in early August 9 to make their case to the review panel. Duncan said that there could between 10 and 15 winners, which will be announced in September.

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