How States Become Eligible for Race to the Top Funds

We've talked a lot about Race to the Top on this blog-from its initial announcement to what states were doing to apply for the funds to which states were missing out. As we've mentioned before, most states have to rewrite some of the laws on their books just to join the Race.The Chicago Tribune has a handy graphic that explains the five steps Illinois had to take to become one of the 40 states eligible for the money. It includes when each of these new guidelines will go into place, as well as whether or not the changes will take effect if the state is passed over for money.Click here or on the graphic itself to actually be able to read what it says.