WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration has restructured the “Race to the Top” program and will now allow individual school districts to compete for federal money, according to The Detroit News. Previously the program evaluated states as a whole for the purposes of making grants.
The News reports Congress has allotted $550 million for the program this year. “Race to the top” awards money to states, and now districts, that make certain educational reforms approved by the Obama administration.
The Detroit News, “Race to the Top competition revamped,” Jan. 18, 2012
Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “‘Race to the Top’ Realities,” Dec. 22, 2009