The U.S. Department of Education has released a list of the school districts that have indicated an intent to compete for a federal Race to the Top grant.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction received a $400 million statewide Race to the Top grant in 2010.  This year, school districts may apply for a share of $400 million in federal money to develop “personalized learning plans” for students.  Applicants included the following districts/district collaborations:

Anson County Schools
Burke County Public Schools
Charlotte?Mecklenburg Schools
Davidson County Schools
District Not Provided (2)
Duplin County Schools
Durham Public Schools
Edgecombe County Public Schools
Gaston Co Schools
Greene County School District
Guilford County Schools
Hickory City Schools
Lenoir County Public Schools
Lexington City Schools
Madison County Board of Education
Moore County Schools
Nash?Rocky Mount Public Schools
Nash?Rocky Mount Public Schools & Edgecombe County Public Schools (STEP)
Northampton County Schools
Onslow County Schools
Pender County Schools
Person County Schools
Pitt County School
Rockingham County Schools
Rutherford County Schools
Scotland County Schools
Stanly County Schools
Transylvania County Schools (2)
Union County Public Schools
Vance County Schools
Wake County Public School System
Wilson County Schools
Winston?Salem/Forsyth County School


Nationwide, 893 districts (or groups of districts) informed the Department of Education that they intend to apply for one of the 15 to 25 grants that will be available.