The Results Are In

Cross-posted from the White House Blog.

Drum roll please…

The results of the public rating period are in, and today we’re excited to announce the top three schools in the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge!

Watch this video from Domestic Policy Director Melody Barnes to find out which schools made the top three:


Click here for an alternate version of the video with an accessible player.

Later this week, President Obama will select the winning school from one of the top three. Over the past week, nearly 100,000 people from across the country submitted almost 300,000 ratings.

We want to thank all of the schools who participated in this year’s Commencement Challenge, especially our six finalists.  These schools represent the very best American public education has to offer. We are so proud of the all the teachers, students, administrators, parents and communities who are working together to help meet President Obama’s goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020.

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  1. The country will never achieve President Obama’s goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020 unless the Education Department initiates a policy of engaging boys at the k-12 level. Despite lagging college attendance and performance in most educational metrics, the federal government is surprisingly silent on the unique challenges boys face in education. Countries we are competing against do not exhibit the same flat line trend regarding male college attendance we are experiencing in the United States. We can not compete if we don’t use all our resources.

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