By the time the Race to the Top (RttT) grants became available, the momentum was building; districts knew that they needed to do more to prepare students for a global future but they weren't sure where to start. Because of the work of the IEAC, the Ohio Department of Education included the Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network (ISSN) as one of the options for the RttT innovation grants. Five of the schools awarded grants adopted that model because of its emphasis on global competence and college readiness. Two other schools not awarded grants adopted the model because they saw the practical value. In 2013, a principal who left one of the network school districts brought the program to her new school.