Daily Archives: March 4, 2010

U. S. Department of Education announces “Race to the Top” finalists

The AP, via MSNBC, reports:

The U.S. Department of Education named 16 finalists Thursday in the first round of its “Race to the Top” competition, which will deliver $4.35 billion in school reform grants.

The grants are designed to reward states that have adopted and will continue implementing innovative reforms to improve student performance.

The money is part of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus law, which provided an unprecedented $100 billion for schools.