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Competitive Stimulus Grants: Winners and Losers

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February 22, 2011 09:10 pm


Education Week reports on the 35 states that applied for and did not get Race to the Top monies and their challenges and progress in implementing education reforms.

Also included in Ed Week are some great visuals showing how $5.3 billion was divided up among 6 federally funded, education grant competitions and how it was eventually awarded to states. The largest and most well-known competitive grant program was the $4 billion Race to the Top initiative. Other education programs included Investing in Innovation ($650 million), State Longitudinal-Data Systems ($250 million), Teacher Incentive Fund (Nearly $200 million), Teacher Quality Partnership Programs ($100 million), and Impact-Aid Construction Competitive Grants ($59.8 million).

According to the graphics, Florida and New York were top winners of the competitive funding receiving a total $905.8 million and $845.7 million respectively. D.C. and Delaware also made out well on a per-student spending basis, receiving $1,532.50 and $949.71 respectively.


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