North Carolina is a Winner !!!
According to CNN the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island are all to receive a portion of the $3.4 billion remaining in the "Race to the Top" fund for education. The second round of competition began with 35 states applying and in July 19 states were listed as finalists. Each finalist sent representatives to Washington in August to present their case, according to CNN.
What did each state have to do to qualify for "Race to the Top"? Each state had to present a plan of school reforms in four main areas:
- Turning around low performing schools
- Adopting college and career ready standard
- Effective teachers and principals
- Using data systems to support student achievement
The link below gives the breakdown of money for each state:
Other related links
- Charlotte WCNC.com