Race to the Top

The Race To The Top Program was created in 2009 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Race to the Top is a competitive grant program to encourage and reward states that are implementing significant reforms in four education areas: 
  • enhancing standards and assessments
  • improving the collection and use of data
  • increasing teacher effectiveness and achieving equity in teacher distribution
  • turning around struggling schools
On December 17, 2013, it was announced that the Springdale School District was just one of five districts in the United States to win this grant.  The district will receive $25.8 million to utilize in innovative projects over the next four years.

For information on the grant, visit these links:


For more information contact:

Dr. Marsha Jones
Race to the Top - District Grant Manager
1457 E. Robinson Ave
Springdale, AR 72764
479-750-8735
mjones@sdale.org