Good intentions: states to apply for federal ed funds


by Jacob Kirn
Used under Creative Commons license

Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia have announced their intention to apply for federal Race to the Top grants later this year. The program is designed to improve early childhood education across the nation through approved programs like Parents as Teachers by distributing $500 million to the best state contenders.
Is your state going to apply? Thirty-seven of these will:
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado (State seeks public feedback for its Race to the Top application)
Connecticut
Delaware (Delaware might get a ‘Baby Race to the Top’ grant)
District of Columbia
Georgia (Governor Deal announces intent to apply for early learning grant)
Hawaii (Hawaii joins early learning Race to the Top)
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas (Kansas may apply for federal early learning grant)
Kentucky (Kentucky moves forward with Race to the Top application)
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland (New teacher evaluations pushed forward as part of Race to the Top application)
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska (Nebraska may apply for Race to the Top grants for early-childhood education)
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York (State competing in Race to the Top 2)
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania (Pa. to apply for $500 million education grant competition)
Rhode Island
Vermont (Vermont applies for childhood education funds)
Washington
West Virginia (Tomblin: state to apply for Race to the Top education funding)
Wisconsin (Walker indicates state will ‘Race to the Top’ again)
Wyoming (Wyoming may apply for $50 million in early education federal funding)

Jacob Kirn is a journalism major at University of Missouri-Columbia and an intern at Parents as Teachers.
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