Kentucky tries again for federal education funding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky is among seven states eligible
for a third round of federal "Race to the Top" education funding
that have submitted applications for a share of $200 million.
The U.S. Department of Education said Wednesday the other states
are Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey and
Pennsylvania.
Nine states that were runners-up in the initial "Race to the
Top" funding were eligible to apply, but South Carolina opted out
and California submitted an incomplete application.
The applications include commitments to enhance data systems,
raise academic standards, improve principal and teacher support and
evaluation systems and implement school interventions in
under-performing schools.
The states still in contention have to provide a detailed
narrative and budget by Dec. 16.
The winners will be announced in late December.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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