White House Domestic Policy Council Director and Deputy Director Join Secretary Duncan to Announce Proposed Criteria for Race To The Top District-Level Competition

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White House Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz and Deputy Director Mark Zuckerman will join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to announce proposed criteria for the Race to the Top District-level competition (RTTD), a nearly $400 million education reform program funded through the 2012 fiscal year budget.

At noon ET, Muñoz and Duncan will address around 100 education stakeholders at a forum that will be held at the Department's D.C. headquarters, in the LBJ Building's Barnard Auditorium. During the event, Muñoz and Duncan will share proposed application details for the new program. At 3 p.m. ET, Zuckerman will join Duncan to share the details and take press questions on a national conference call. Details for both events follow.

Please note that the today's forum will also air on the Department's USTREAM channel at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department. The draft criteria will be available on www.ed.gov later this morning.