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New York State releases details of its Race to the Top bid

New York State’s Education Department has put aside its anxiety about releasing its Race to the Top application and finally posted the document on its website today.

Initially claiming that releasing the state’s bid to win $700 million would compromise its ability to compete in the second round, New York became one of four states (out of about 40 competitors) to withhold its application. Now SED has changed its mind after officials from the U.S. Department of Education said they’d make all states’ applications public in April before the second round of the competition began.

“Recent information from USDE indicates that releasing the application will not compromise New York State’s competitiveness,” said the department in a statement released today.

According to the City Room blog, the state’s application run some 1,000 pages.