Via press release, the U.S. Department of Education recently announced that it would provide $120 million of Race to the Top prizes to districts who are seeking to make "bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness."
Introduced in 2009, the Race to the Top program has issued large sums of support funds to schools who have indicated a clear effort towards educational success and reform. To receive the a portion of the 2013 prize, districts must apply via www.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-district and indicate their "vision and capacity" to institute innovative strategies in their classrooms with the goal of creating effective personalized relationships between its teachers and students. Districts deemed to have high-quality proposals will be awarded 4-year grants ranging from $4 million to $30 million.
To learn more about the new Race to the Top allocation and how your school or district can submit a proposal, be sure to take a look at the press release linked below.