Fourteen Idaho school districts say they’ll compete for federal Race to the Top money. Nearly 900 districts around the country have submitted intent to apply paperwork. They all want a slice of the $400 million available from the new Race to the Top-District competition.
In Idaho the Bonneville District wants the biggest share. It will apply for two grants worth between $20 million and $30 million.
Not all Idaho’s competitors are traditional school districts. They include a Blackfoot charter school, the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, and an individual. The applications are due by the end of October. The U.S. Department of Education plans to announce the awards before the end of the year.