Results are in on Missouri’s first-round application for the $4.35 billion “Race to the Top Fund,” and they are not pretty. The state finished a distant 33rd out of 41 applicants. Forty states and the District of Columbia participated in the first round of the U.S. Department of Education’s competitive grant program, which aims to bolster states who are seeking education reform initiatives that improve student achievement.
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