Race To The Top Guidelines Do Not Provide Extra Points For P-20 Plans

 The best summary I have seen of Race to the Top application priorities and criteria is from the New Teacher Project www.tntp.org . Thier brief makes it clear that a states p-20 plan linking succesful transitions from k-12 to postsecondary education is not really a significant factor in determining which states will win the competion.  here is the precise language-” The USDE is interested in recieving applications meeting this priority(eg P-20 plan) but will not award additional points for doing so.”

  Some so called priorities must be met for the state application to be considered and others give the aplication preference or added points, but not P-20. I wonder why not.

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