[caption id="attachment_34203" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Winners in the first round of Race to the Top have been announced."]Winners in the first round of Race to the Top have been announced.[/caption]

Broad support from key stakeholders, including elected officials, teachers' unions, and local business leaders, was an important factor in awarding the first round of "Race to the Top" grants to Delaware and Tennessee, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) said March 29.

Those two states were the only ones chosen from among 16 finalists to receive part of an unprecedented $4.35 billion to help them...

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