[Source: The Arizona Republic] – Cash-strapped Arizona missed out in its bid to capture a share of the $3.4 billion Race to the Top grant, the largest federal education grant ever awarded.
The winners, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education, were nine other states and the District of Columbia. None of the states is in the West.
A win for Arizona would have meant $250 million to fund school reforms. The loss will likely slow plans to turn around failing schools and to provide rural schools with the same experienced teachers and technology available in urban and suburban schools.
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