Drum roll please…
Rhode Island should hear tomorrow if the state is a finalist for a Race to the Top grant. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has announced plans to reveal the finalists for round two of the competition during what he’s billed as a major speech on education reform at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Rhode Island was a finalist in the first round of competition but just two states, Delaware and Tennessee, ultimately won grants. In this round the state is seeking $75 million to drive school reforms that include tougher teacher evaluations and quarterly student assessments.
Finalists will go to Washington, D.C. to present their proposals. Roughly a dozen states are expected to win grants.