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Springdale District Wins Race To The Top Grant

$25 Million Grant Is Largest The District Has Received

Posted: December 18, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Santa Claus came early this year to Springdale School District as officials learned Tuesday they had been awarded a $25.8 million federal grant.

At A Glance

What Is Race To The Top?

The Race To The Top Program was created in 2009 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It aims to improve student achievement and provide students with skills for college and their future careers. Grants are given as part of the program to help school districts meet goals.

Source: www2.ed.gov

At A Glance

2013 Grant Recipients

Houston, Texas, Independent School District: $29,999,782

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (18 rural districts): $29,999,203

Springdale School District: $25, 878,038

Clarendon County, S.C., School District 2: $24,980,856

Clarksdale, Miss., Municipal School District: $10 million

Source: www.ed.gov

At A Glance

How Will It Be Used?

Springdale School District plans to use the grant money on various programs.

Seat time waiver pilot: $238,713

Schedule: $190,462

Advisory: $22,855

Personal learning plan and student led conferences: $26,664

Multiple pathways to graduation: $639,319

Centralized early learning: $1,948,050

Technology acquisition, integration: $17,944,868

High quality professional development: $3,151,824

Parent academy: $303,927

Strengthening professional learning communities: $157,449

Educator coaching, evaluation: $1,253,903

Total: $25,878,038

Source: Springdale School District

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