We’ve started to write about House Bill 176, which will support Kentucky’s application for Race to the Top (RTTT) funding, but I realize some readers may not know about this federal education funding sweepstakes.
RTTT is a competitive federal grant program intended to spur educational innovations in the nation’s poorest performing schools. It was created as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The RTTT fund is going to be distributed in two different phases and totals $4.35 billion.
Quite possibly, some states will be big winners, while others will lose out completely.
If you don’t already know about RTTT and would like to learn more, check our new Wiki item.