SAVE THE CHILDREN US PROGRAM DIRECTOR ANDREW HYSELL – THE HUFFINGTON POST

The “Race to the Top – District” (RTT-D) program was billed as an opportunity for any school district in America to compete for a chance to win funds and bring innovative educational approaches to their students. There were 372 districts and consortiums that applied and this week 61 finalists were identified. Unfortunately, very few small, rural school districts made the cut. Of the finalists that were rural, the vast majority joined one-size-fits-all consortia applications that might not necessarily address individual needs.

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