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State Decides Not to Apply for Race to Top Funds

Associated Press - September 10, 2013 11:21 am

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Kansas education officials say the state won’t apply this year for federal Race to the Top funds.

The state’s two previous applications for the federal funds have been rejected.

Colleen Riley, who oversees early childhood programs at the Kansas State Department of Education, says feedback from the previous bids made it clear the state didn’t meet all the criteria that the Department of Education required for the grants.

She says state agencies believe another bid from Kansas would also be rejected. And she told The Topeka Capital Journal that the department would need more time to prepare an application, which is due soon.

Iggy p Daily

September 10, 2013 at 11:29 am

Surprise surprise surprice in the words of Gomer Pyle. What have taxpayers been complaining about the education system of Kansas for years. Now they find out they do not meet the criteria which would be great to see published so all can see where they are failing.

Charles Sadler

September 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

at what point did you fail

Fredd Fredrickson

September 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Kansas has certainly failed in teaching punctuation. Grammar is also something we don’t teach well. :)

Bob Bowser

September 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm

And we send money to the Feds so they can refuse to send it back or require us to meet certain criteria to get it back?
Let me introduce myself… I am Grant TaxPayer.
The federal government has NO money they did not TAKE from someone else.
Our State Education should be funded by money from KANSAS and we should stop sending so much to DC.
We definitely need to keep the Federal government out of the education of our youth.

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