Friday, March 5, 2010

RI Finalist in Federal education funds

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island is one of 16 finalists in the $4-billion federal Race to the Top competition, designed to reward states that embrace radical school reforms.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the finalists Thursday from among the 40 states and the District of Columbia that applied for the unprecedented infusion of federal aid.

Rhode Island is asking for $126.6 million to make dramatic changes to increase student achievement. Read more

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