A look at Race to the Top a year later

Several states that won federal Race to the Top grants are scaling back some of their ambitious plans for school reform. Changes ranging from implementation time lines to the scope of some programs have been approved by the U.S. Department of Education in six states and Washington, D.C. While about half of the $4 billion in grants is being spent by local districts, states are expected to spend $1.2 billion on contracts, as well as $225 million on state employees to carry out their plans.

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