Mar 8, 2011


The application deadline for the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge is March 11 – just days away! The Commencement Challenge invites public high schools across the country to demonstrate how their school best prepares them for college and a career, helping America win the future by out-educating our competitors and achieving President Obama's goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.  President Obama will travel to the winning school to deliver their commencement address this spring!

Applying for the 2011 Commencement Challenge is easy. The application includes three short essays and readily available data from each school that illustrate how schools are promoting college and career readiness for all students while establishing a culture of student success and academic excellence.  Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 11 at 11:59 pm EST. Apply today!


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