OII Grants Support More than Half of Race to the Top-District Winners

Ten grantees of the Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) are also 2012 Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) grant-award winners. On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, the Department of Education announced 16 RTT-D applicants that competed successfully for the first-time district-level grants that will support reform efforts in 55 school districts across 11 states.

Districts awarded the RTT-D grants will develop local plans to personalize and deepen student learning, improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students for college and careers.

The RTT-D grantees that are current recipients of grants from OII programs are:

Charleston County School District, South Carolina: Professional Development for Arts Educators and Teaching American History programs grantee.

Green River Regional Education Cooperative, Kentucky: Transition to Teaching grantee.

Guilford County Schools, North Carolina: Transition to Teaching and Teaching American History programs grantee, and the University of North Carolina Greensboro, a Teacher Quality Partnership grantee, is a partner of the Guilford County Schools.

Harmony Science Academy (Harmony Public Schools), Texas: The Cosmos Foundation, the nonprofit organization that operates Harmony Public Schools, is a Charter Schools Management Organization grantee.

IDEA Public Schools, Texas: Investing in Innovation (i3) Development, Replication and Expansion of High-Performing Charter School, and Exemplary Charter School Collaboration programs grantee.

Iredell-Statesville Schools, North Carolina: i3 Development grantee.

KIPP DC, Washington, D.C.: KIPP DC is a part of the KIPP Foundation’s Replication and Expansion of High-Performing Charter Schools and i3 Scale-up grants.

Puget Sound Educational Service District, Washington: Professional Development for Arts Educators program grantee.

School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida: Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination, School Leadership, Teaching American History, and i3 Development grantee.

St. Vrain Valley Schools, Colorado: i3 Development grantee.

The Office of Innovation and Improvement congratulates its grantees for their continued work to improve educational outcomes for students and increase student achievement in the new RTT-D communities.

For more information on the Office of Innovation and Improvement, its six program offices, and more than 20 grant programs, click here.

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