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15 States Plus D.C. Are Named Race to the Top Finalists

And the highly anticipated Round One finalists are…

Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

The Final 16 beat out 25 other states and earned the highest scores from the peer reviewers, who awarded points based on a 500-point grading scale that judged states’ commitments to improve teacher effectiveness, data systems, academic standards, and low-performing schools.

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