Many states that did not win or apply for second-round Race to the Top grants are among those analyzing the competition's results, which were announced Tuesday. With the exception of Hawaii, states that won grants are located along the East Coast. Some state officials and experts say there is more support for the Obama administration's vision of school reform in that region, giving those states an advantage. Officials in Colorado, which scored 17th and did not win the funds, speculated that its status as a "local-control state" hampered its success.
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