Thirty-five states and Washington, D.C., will compete for the second round of federal Race to the Top funding -- all vying for a share of $3.4 billion. Many states have altered education policies regarding teacher tenure, educator pay and charter schools to qualify for the funding. Delaware and Tennessee received money in the first round. In Colorado's application, officials pledged to use $4.1 million of its possible $175 million on teacher and principal development, including an increased focus on National Board Certification. Winners will be selected in September.

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