Florida Among 16 States in Running for 'Race to the Top' Competition

The U.S. Department of Education has named 16 finalists in the first round of its "Race to the Top" competition, which will deliver $4.35 billion in school reform grants.

Selected Thursday from a pool of 41 applicants are: Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Tennessee. The winners will be chosen in April.

The grants are designed to reward and spur states to lift student achievement by developing strong standards, getting high-quality teachers in the classroom, and turning around low-performing schools.

The money is part of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus law. A second round of applications will be accepted in June.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
8195 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL 32407 Station: 850-234-7777 News: 850-230-5221 Fax: 850-233-6647
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 86553067 - wjhg.com/a?a=86553067
Gray Television, Inc.