Local & Regional
Thu March 4, 2010
"Race to the Top" Short of Finish Line
By Associated Press
Tulsa, OK – Okla. not finalist for ed. grant, will reapply
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma is not among the 16 finalists selected for a federal education grant but Gov. Brad Henry says the state will apply again.
Forty states and the District of Columbia applied for a share of the $4.35 billion to be used to implement innovations in public schools.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the finalists Thursday and said half the money will be held for a second round of applications.
Henry issued a statement saying state officials will review the state's application and will make another bid for funding.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.