Wed May 19, 2010
Districts sign on to Race to the Top
By Elisabeth Harrison
Providence, R.I. – All but four school districts in Rhode Island have signed onto the state's application for round two of the federal Race to the Top Education competition.
That's according to state education officials, who say they are still finalizing the count. The state is seeking $75 million for public school reforms, and state officials believe they will have a stronger application if more districts participate.
Union leaders must decide by today whether they will endorse the plan. The final application is due June 1.