ICF joins Race to the Top with technical support

Contractor will provide technical assistance to state grantees and other education agencies

ICF International Inc. will underpin the Education Department’s Race to the Top national educational improvement program with technical support through a four-year, $38 million contract.

ICF will provide technical assistance directly to Race to the Top state grantees as well as to other education agencies.

Specifically, ICF will provide a range of technical support, including in-person advice services, training, and workshops and a website that will serve as an information resource for stakeholders, according to a company statement released today.

Additionally, ICF will establish learning communities where best practices in education can be shared and Race to the Top grantees can collaborate and build relationships to sustain positive change in their state education systems.

ICF provides technical assistance nationwide for the federal government’s Head Start program and also is involved in the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic.

ICF International., of Fairfax, Va., ranks No. 66 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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