In mid-January, Missouri applied for nearly $750 million of the U.S. Department of Education’s $4.35 billion "Race to the Top" program. The competitive grant program, which was announced on July 24, 2009, by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, aims to bolster states which are seeking education reform initiatives that improve student achievement.
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