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Friday, December 23, 2011

Education Department Awards $200 Million

The Education Department has awarded seven states a total of $200 million in Race to the Top grants. Race to the Top is the department's signature program to improve K through 12 education. Pennsylvania received the biggest prize, $41 million. The other winners were Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana and New Jersey. Winning states must show how they improved teacher evaluation and boosted science and math education. Last week, Education named nine states as winners of $500 million in grants under a competition focused on early learning programs

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