Bridgeport and Norwalk are among five Connecticut districts and hundreds across the country vying for federal Race To The Top district grants, the US Department of Education announced Wednesday.
The state was a three time loser when it came to winning RTTT funds.
This time, $400 million is up for grabs on a local school district level. The four year awards are expected to be worth between $5 million to $40 million depending on district size. There will be between 15 and 25 winners from among some 371 applications representing 1,100 school districts.
Other Connecticut districts that have applied include: Hartford, New Haven, and the Capitol Regional Education Council. Preliminarily, nine districts had expressed interest in applying but did not follow through with applications.
Awards will be announced in December.