Report: Most states plan to apply for Race to the Top

Although most states say they will apply for federal Race to the Top grants, many say they envision significant difficulties in adopting reforms in teacher quality and turning around struggling schools -- two areas designated by the Obama administration as important criteria for the funds, according to a new report from the Center on Education Policy. The report shows that many states are making progress on other reforms, however, including improved data systems, assessments and curriculum standards.

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