Phase II of the Race to the Top competition began with 35 states submitting applications. In July, that number was reduced to 19 finalists and at the end of August, just 10 states were selected as winners.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today congratulated the 10 winners of the Race to the Top competition’s second phase: the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education strongly opposing the draft gainful employment regulation which would require an arbitrary debt-to-income ratio for certain institutions of higher education. The Chamber urged the Department to withdraw the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, citing the harmful, unintended consequence of limiting students’ access to educational opportunities.
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As of press time, 47 States had been approved, and the U.S. Department of Education said that the rest are “days away” from approval.
On August 5, ED announced the preliminary winners of the i3 competition; just 49 were chosen from a field of nearly 1,700!
Despite looking all but dead just weeks ago, the President signed a $10 billion emergency stimulus, which supporters claim will save 160,000 education related jobs.
The Coalition for a College and Career Ready America hosted a webinar on the realities of state budget cuts to education, possible teacher layoffs, and cost-saving measures that could affect classroom learning.
Quick Facts about the i3
The second phase of the U.S. Department of Education's $4.35 billion Race to the Top (RTTT) finalists were announced on July 27. While the competition is tough and many won't win, students across the country have already benefited greatly from this race.