- The comment period for the Race to the TopDistrict Phase 2 Notice of Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria (NPP) closed on May 16, 2013. The Department will carefully review and consider comments received during the public comment period, and respond to the comments in the Notice of Final Priorities (NFP). We intend to publish the NFP, Notice Inviting Applications (NIA), and application template later this summer.
- The Race to the TopDistrict Phase 2 Notice of Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria (NPP) has published in the Federal Register and is available at https://federalregister.gov/a/2013-08847
- These proposed priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria are almost identical to the ones we used in the FY 2012 competition. We describe the changes at the beginning of each section of this document.
- The NPP is available for public comment until May 16, 2013 at www.regulations.gov
Race to the TopDistrict Competition Information
Race to the TopDistrict Application Review
Technical Assistance Provided to Applicants
- Frequently Asked Questions (as of October 11, 2012) [PDF 827K]
- Overview of the Race to the TopDistrict Competition webinar
- Race to the TopDistrict: Applying as a Consortium webinar
- Race to the TopDistrict: Preparing the Budget webinar
- Race to the TopDistrict: Final Questions webinar
Program Office: Implementation and Support Unit
CFDA Numbers: 84.416
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
The Race to the Top-District competition invites applicants to demonstrate how they can personalize education for all students in their schools. The Race to the Top-District competition is aimed squarely at classrooms and the all-important relationship between educators and students. An LEA or consortia of LEAs receiving an award under this competition will build on the lessons learned from and the progress of States and districts in implementing reforms in the four core educational assurance areas through Race to the Top and other key programs. A successful applicant will provide teachers the information, tools, and supports that enable them to meet the needs of each student and substantially accelerate and deepen each student's learning. These LEAs will have the policies, systems, infrastructure, capacity, and culture to enable teachers, teacher teams, and school leaders to continuously focus on improving individual student achievement and closing achievement gaps. These LEAs will also make equity and access a priority and aim to prepare each student to master the content and skills required for college- and career-readiness, provide each student the opportunity to pursue a rigorous course of study, and accelerate and deepen students' learning through attention to their individual needs. As important, they will create opportunities for students to identify and pursue areas of personal academic interestall while ensuring that each student masters critical areas identified in college- and career-ready standards or college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements.
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Telephone number: (202) 453-6800