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Frequently Asked Questions
(pdf, 1.1mb)    LAST UPDATED: JUNE 25, 2013

Race to the Top Year 5 No Cost Extension Points of Note
(pdf, 235kb)    LAST UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014

Race to the Top Budget Approval FAQs
(pdf, 183kb)    LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 13, 2011

Questions about the Cloud?
Please submit your questions about the NC Education Cloud technology initiative to the following email address: Questions submitted to this address will be answered in FAQ format, and the answers can be found at Also, visit for general information about the Cloud.

New Guidance from USED

The U.S. Department of Education has released Race to the Top Grantee Frequently Asked Questions (Feb. 8, 2011). This document includes new guidance that was developed after RttT grants were awarded and also includes updates to relevant FAQs from the application document last spring. The new guidance can be found on the Department's website at (pdf, 192kb) and on the Race to the Top TA portal.

Any future additions to program guidance will be posted at