10/7/2011

Winners of the federal Race to the Top grant program are working to achieve the ambitious goals they set when they applied for the funds. Their plans are varied and include raising college-going rates by 20 percentage points in Washington, D.C., and eliminating the race-based achievement gap in Maryland. Some say several of the winners' goals are unrealistic given the four-year window to achieve them, but many state and federal officials remain optimistic.

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