"Race to the Top" Short of Finish Line

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.

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