Multiple news sources are reporting that Kentucky has lost the Race to the Top (RTTT) federal education funding competition – again.
Formal announcement is expected from the US Department of Education a bit later today along with the amount of awards each winning state will receive.
Per multiple news sources, the winners include;
• New York,
• North Carolina,
• Rhode Island and
• Washington, D.C.
Kentucky was the only state in the finalists for Phase II without any charter school legislation. Most likely, if the list above is confirmed, a significant factor in the state’s loss will be the fact that Kentucky denies education flexibility for parents.
Without RTTT money, Kentucky’s educators will have to make some tough decisions in order to implement Senate Bill 1 requirements from the 2009 regular legislative session.
More as this story develops.