North Carolina Applies For Federal Education Money

North Carolina is seeking almost $470 million in federal education funds from a grant that rewards states for innovation and improved student performance.

Gov. Beverly Perdue's office said the application for money from the $4.5 billion "Race to the Top" initiative was mailed this past weekend. The state funds would be spent over four years.

Perdue hopes to get the money for her own initiative, called "Ready Set Go!," which she announced last week. Under the plan, she hopes to expand modern technology to every classroom so that learning can be accelerated and provide more real-world experiences for students.

The proposal also would include evaluations of students throughout a school year, along possible expansion of higher pay for teachers who serve in rural areas or the lowest-performing schools.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by ace Location: plymouyh on Jan 21, 2010 at 05:39 AM
    She takes money from the education lottery to pay state bills and then turns around and ask the Federal Government for a grant. Folks this is not free money, it is our tax dollars that we have to pay over and above the state taxes. How many teachers did the state lay off last year, several hundred? What will happen when the grant money runs out? Higher state taxes? She could do better, lower the $8000 per month pension for ABC District managers, do not take trips to China (How much MORE money has been spent by China in NC since her trip?)Eliminate grants to build piers. Charge every individual who fishes in Coastal waters (do away with pier and charter boat group license) and take out of state resident funds and put in state coffers. Make all state employees that drive a vehicle use one that gets at least 30 mpg (This includes the govenor). Quit paying for Illegals hospitalization, remove people from welfare that keep having childern supported by the state.
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Jan 18, 2010 at 05:03 PM
    Best to get in on the action while Barack has the mint printing presses rolling!
  • by lm Location: nc on Jan 18, 2010 at 02:29 PM
    What happened to the lottery money? I thought the lottery was the answer to all of our state's educational problems, now she's applying for more through this?? Where is the sense in it??
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