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The second-round application deadline for the Race to the Top competition has now passed. Thirty-five states and Washington, D.C. applied.
They are all vying for the $3.4 billion left to be doled out by the Obama administration.
The first round was won by just two states, Delaware and Tennessee. Together they received $600 million for their winning applications.
This time nine states dropped out of the running. Six states that skipped the first round are now in the hunt.
Mouse over states to see details. Click on a state to see its first round scores and judges’ comments.