Montana won’t receive ‘Race to the Top' grant

2010-07-28T00:00:00Z Montana won’t receive ‘Race to the Top' grantThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 28, 2010 12:00 am  • 

Montana is not among the states named as a finalist in the federal “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition.

Gov. Brian Schweitzer and Superintendent Denise Juneau had submitted an application hoping to reel in as much as $74 million in extra federal money for state schools.

Federal officials announced Tuesday that 18 states and the District of Columbia have been named finalists in the second round of the competition.

President Barack Obama’s “Race to the Top” education initiative offers funding for states that use student test scores to judge teacher performance. It also supports the creation of charter schools, which are funded with public money but are independent of local school boards.

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  1. Purple
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    Purple - July 29, 2010 7:20 pm
    obama didn't carry Montana so this is called PAYBACK. You can bet that those states which got the money voted for obama.

    Nothing like abuse of power!
  2. DonaldM
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    DonaldM - July 28, 2010 9:25 am
    That's ok. The program is a fraud, anyway. It won't/can't accomplish what they say it is intended to. Why waste the money and turn your State education system over to these people.
  3. bigslim
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    bigslim - July 28, 2010 8:40 am
    well at least were still sittin at 44th for dropout
  4. hearditall
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    hearditall - July 28, 2010 6:23 am
    Guess this means there are real winners & losers in life.
    I was kind of hoping we could all get a piece of the action without some one state being the big winner.
    What is this country comming to?

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