The 10 winners in the Phase 2 portion of the Race to the Top grant program are the District of Columbia ($75 million), Florida ($700 million), Georgia ($400 million), Hawaii ($75 million), Maryland ($250 million), Massachusetts ($250 million), New York ($700 million), North Carolina ($400 million), Ohio ($400 million), and Rhode Island ($75 million). These states will have four years to spend their grants in support of their reform initiatives and must share half with participating districts.
According to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, "Every state that applied showed a tremendous amount of leadership and a bold commitment to education reform. The creativity and innovation in each of these applications is breathtaking. We set a high bar, and these states met the challenge."
~ASCD Educator Advocates