Race to the Top

Transforming Education in Rhode Island

Transforming Education in Rhode Island:

In August 2010, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Rhode Island was a winner of a $75-million Race to the Top grant.  Our grant is a four-year award, spanning 2010-2014.  Rhode Island is taking a statewide approach to spending its Race to the Top award.  The state and districts are pooling their resources and working together to develop tools to help every school, teacher, and student in Rhode Island.

More About Race to the Top:

Race to the Top is a $4.3 billion education reform fund, made available by the U.S. Department of Education as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Awards in the Race to the Top competition went to states that are leading the way with ambitious yet achievable plans for implementing coherent, compelling, and comprehensive education reform.

For more about Race to the Top, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website.


RTTT Mini Grant Application Released


RTTT Mini Grants will support the continued development and use of our Rhode Island data systems (Instructional Support System, Educator Performance and Support System, and the Growth Model) through the no-cost extension. All grant applications must use one of the aforementioned systems along with other data sources with the goal of increased student achievement.

RIDE has provided grant application ideas. These can be found in the RTTT Mini Grant Instructions posted below. Grant awards will be based on the scope of the project and the number of educators involved, and the grants may include consultant costs and costs for substitutes or for stipend reimbursement. All funds must be obligated by June 30, 2015, and liquidated by September 1, 2015. Questions can be directed to Kate Schulz at kate.schulz@ride.ri.gov or 401-222-8489.


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