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Louisiana: finalist in "Race to the top"

4 years ago July 27, 2010 Jul 27, 2010 Tuesday, July 27 2010 Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:48:08 AM EDT in News
Source: AP

Louisiana has been named a finalist in the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" school reform grant competition.

18 other states and the District of Columbia have also been named.

The ranking gives our state the chance to win a share of $3 billion.

The competition rewards ambitious reforms aimed at improving struggling schools and closing the  achievement gap.

Two states, Tennessee and Delaware, were awarded a total of $600 million in the first round.

Other states are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky,  Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.

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