White House Announces Race to the Top Competition

The White House is again giving high schools across the country a chance to get a big-time commencement speaker.

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President Obama announces Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.

USA Today is reporting that the White House has announced the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. Students from public high schools across the country are invited to demonstrate how their school prepares them for college and a career. "The winning school will host President Obama as their 2011 commencement speaker," said a White House announcement.

Last year Obama spoke at Kalamazoo Central High School in Kalamazoo, Mich. "I'm looking for the school that's doing the best job of preparing students for college and careers," Obama said in a statement. "The winning school will understand that their number one priority is making sure that our kids are learning what they need to succeed in this 21st-century economy." In our best Michael Buffer voice, "Let's get ready to rumble!"

Read more at USA Today. To see the announcement, visit WhiteHouse.gov.

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