Race to the Top (RTT): District Competition Informational Webinar
Please plan to participate in the
Race to the Top (RTT): District Competition
Advancing College and Career Ready Student Outcomes by Leveraging the Opportunities to Create Student-Centered Learning Environments
The webinar, designed for New England District Superintendents and their Deputies, and the Philanthropic community, will focus on:
- an analysis of the competition priorities;
- an identification of the opportunities and challenges to be faced by districts
- an assessment of what will be required by districts to produce a winning application.
- an assessment of what will be required by foundations to assist districts in preparing a successful application.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
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On August 10, 2012 the U.S. Department of Education published final requirements, priorities, selection criteria, and definitions for a new Race to the Top District competition (“RTT-D”).The central objective of the program is to support the development of innovative, personalized teaching and learning models to promote college and career ready outcomes for all students. Under the Department’s proposed competition, school districts and consortia of school districts would be eligible to apply for a share of approximately $400 million to advance new student-centered models of learning, teaching, infrastructure, and performance management. Grant sizes will vary from $15M to $25 million depending on the number of students served.
To learn more about the competition, please visit
"This competition represents a significant opportunity for innovation at the district level and is a bellwether for where the education reform movement is headed."
-Nicholas C. Donohue, President and CEO, NMEF
Hosted by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation http://www.nmefoundation.org/ in partnership with Education Counsel http://www.educationcounsel.com/