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Race to the Top

McCrory backs NC schools spending, unveils grants

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants to spend $30 million over the next two years on finding education innovations, but that won't be possible without Washington's approval to redirect federal Race to the Top money. Full story...
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2 NC, 1 SC school districts get US reform funds

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Two North Carolina school districts and one in South Carolina are among 16 nationwide to land federal funds in the first time competitive federal Race to the Top grants have gone directly to local school leaders. Full story...
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NC starts, is delayed in Race to Top school reform

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The US Education Department says North Carolina's progress on changing education in line with a $400 million federal grant is slowed by state education officials underestimating the time needed to get going. Full story...
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NC boosts student tracking from cradle to college

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North Carolina's effort to learn what works in public education has state officials looking to collect data on some children still in infancy through the time they graduate from college or get a job. Full story...
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North Carolina wins Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Grant

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While the exact amount of the grant will be announced later, the state's application was for approximately $70 million. North Carolina's grant will allow the state to strengthen efforts to ensure that all children are able to start kindergarten with a strong foundation for future learning. Full story...
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Perdue pitches NC strengths for federal grants

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North Carolina Gov. Bev. Perdue is returning to Washington with what she believes is an improved application to land a federal education grant of up to $400 million. Full story...
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