Race to the Top announcement expected Tuesday
So tomorrow we find out which states won the big race for education dollars called Race to the Top. Maryland could claim as much as $250 million in federal funds. If we win, Maryland will have a little extra money to spend to enact a bunch of reforms.
While the state has committed to those reforms, they aren't likely to happen so quickly without the bucks. But there's another issue here and that is the political fall out. Getting the money is a win for O'Malley who I'm guessing would be happy to use the state's education record in his bid to keep his job.
The announcement is expect around noon.