When the second round’s ten winners were announced, Kentucky was not on the list. “We got zero points for charter schools, so we were at a 32 point deficit even before the judging began,” said state Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.
In March, Tennessee and Delaware were awarded a total of $600 million for education improvements. Now, school districts in nine more states and the District of Columbia will share another $3.4 billion. Apparently, Kentucky’s application for federal funding was lacking one vital component.
Kentucky was on the list of 16 finalists the U.S. Department of Education announced today in the running for more than $4 billion in Race to the Top funds. But Indiana is out. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan made the announcement Thursday and said the department would interview representatives from… Continue reading Kentucky-In; Indiana-Out for Race to the Top Funds
Two Louisville high schools will share a three-year $1.5 million dollar federal grant. The money is intended to help students become better connected with their schools. The grant from the U.S. Department of Education will support the concept called Smaller Learning Communities, which reduces class size, and offers more personal attention from teachers and advisors. … Continue reading Two Schools To Share DOE Grant