By Alyson Klein
Race to the Top district applications continue to be an unlikely casualty of the federal government shutdown. Bids for the second round of the competition can’t be emailed—they have to be delivered through snail mail.
And they’re due today, at 4:30 p.m. shutdown or no shutdown, per the U.S. Department of Education’s website. But, as of early as this morning, applicants were still having problems getting their materials delivered, despite multiple tries through national carriers.