Earlier this week the Department of Education released a draft proposal for its new Race to the Top District Competition. The Department has set aside $400 million for the competition, which will fund approximately 20 grants ranging from $15 to $25 million. The application will be released in July with an October submission deadline, and awards will be made by the end of the year.
Of note, the new competition contains a competitive preference to applicants forming partnerships with public and private organizations. This presents an opportunity for local efforts supportive of academic, social, and emotional wellbeing for students.