Ga. to miss federal school grant

'Race To Top' funds go elsewhere, AJC reports

Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 9:35 AM
Last updated 11:12 AM
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ATLANTA — Georgia is not among the winners of the U.S. Department of Education's grant competition for early learning programs.

Federal officials announced Friday that the state did not make the list of nine recipients of $500 million in "Race to the Top" money. Georgia won $400 million last year from a similar grant competition for K-12 education.

Georgia was once considered a national leader in early learning and was the first state to offer free prekindergarten to any 4-year-old who wanted to enroll. But in the last few years, the state has made cuts to the program.

The winning states were: California, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington.

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Insider Information 12/16/11 - 01:28 pm
How many of these states are

How many of these states are blue states?

Chillen 12/16/11 - 02:35 pm
100% of those states voted

100% of those states voted for obama in 2008.

Techfan 12/16/11 - 02:36 pm
Insider: You really don't

Insider: You really don't want to go there about federal spending in red vs blue states:

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