Illinois Race to the Top


Applications, documents and training materials from Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III of Race to the Top.

Phase III Archive

Phase III Document Archive

Phase III Webinar and Presentation Archive

Phase III News Archive

  • Governor Quinn Announces Nearly $43 Million in Race to the Top Competition Federal Funding Award to Advance K-12 Reforms, Improve Student Achievement and Boost Science Technology Engineering, Math (STEM) Learning Across Illinois
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  • Select Illinois districts accelerate education reform under federal Race to the Top program Thirty-seven districts raise the bar to improve student achievement
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Phase I Archive

Phase I Document Archive

Phase I Webinar and Presentation Archive

  • Illinois' Race to the Top Application —  Phase I Webinar
    December 18, 2009
  • Webinar Video video format
  • RTTT Application Presentation PDF Format
  • High Priority Schools Presentation PDF Format

  • ARRA Title I Waivers—Webinar
    December 17, 2009

    Provides information on the application process for Title I, Part A waivers. The waivers included in the ARRA-NCLB Consolidated Application deal with aspects of ARRA funding, such as waivers to permit an LEA to exclude ARRA funds when making certain fiscal and “set-aside” calculations and waivers of two Title I regulatory provisions related to the implementation of public school choice and supplemental educational services (SES). The carry-over wavier is not being processed through the application but is also be discussed.

  • Webinar Video video file
  • PowerPoint Presentation PDF format