ARRA: RACE TO THE TOP
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RACE TO THE TOP (RTTT)
National Fund Total: $4.35 billion (4 billion - RTTT; $350 million - new assessments)
North Carolina: $399,465,769
Funding is competitive grant driven
The State Stabilization Funds' Race to the Top competitive grants were awarded to encourage and reward states that "creating the conditions for education innovation and reform; implementing ambitious plans in four education reform areas and achieving significant improvement in student outcomes."
States will use the funds to create comprehensive strategies for addressing four key areas of reform that drive school improvement:
- Adopting international benchmarked standards and assessments that prepare students or success in college and workplace.
- Recruiting, developing, retaining and rewarding effective teachers and principals.
- Building data systems that measure student success and inform teachers and principals how they can improve their practices.
- Turning around the lowest-performing schools.
North Carolina's grant proposal focused on building upon the State Board of Education's Accountability and Curriculum Reform Acre (ACRE) efforts, District and School Transformation initiatives to turn around struggling schools, the NC Common Education Data Analysis and Reporting System (CEDARS), and measures to build upon the school CEO standards and evaluation process.
RFPs available for bid are hosted on the NC Interactive Purchasing System: NC IPS
RttT 2010-11 Final Allocations to LEAs and Charter Schools
(xls, 172kb) posted 11/09/10
DPI's Race to the Top page: www.ncpublicschools.org/rttt/
Race to the Top Budget
Race to the Top Distribution Formula Model