$400M Available through Race to the Top - District Competition

by SPARK


Update: August 2012

The U.S. Department of Education has announced the 2012 Race to the Top District (RTT-D) competition, which will provide nearly $400 million to support school districts in implementing local reforms that will personalize learning, close achievement gaps and take full advantage of 21st century tools that prepare each student for college and their careers.

The Race to the Top-District competition invites applicants to demonstrate how they can personalize education for all students and is aimed squarely at classrooms and the all-important relationship between teachers and students. The competition will encourage transformative change within schools, providing school leaders and teachers with key tools and support in order to best meet their students’ needs. These 4-year awards will range from $5 million to $40 million, depending on the population of students served through the plan. The Department is expecting to make 15-25 awards. The Department is requesting interested districts to submit their intent to apply by August 30th. Applications are due October 30th.

If your district is planning to apply, please consider including physical education in your application!

Information for RTT-D Applicants:

  1. SPARK alignment with national & state standards Click Here
  2. SPARK Assessment Tools Click Here
  3. SPARK PreK-12th Grade Scope & Sequence Click Here
  4. SPARK Teacher Training Click Here (3-6 PE Sample)
  5. Academics & Physical Activity Click Here

Eligible Applicants: LEAs and Consortia of LEAs

Award Amount: $5 million – $40 million

Letter of Intent: August 30, 2012 (strongly encouraged but not required)

Application Deadline: October 30, 3012

Application Link: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-district/index.html