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Tenn. Gets "Race to the Top" $; Bredesen "We got it all"

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MARCH 29TH 4PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen and lawmakers are celebrating Tennessee being named one of two states to qualify for federal "Race to the Top" education money.

At a press conferences at a Nashville elementary school on Monday, the Democratic governor cited a bipartisan effort for Tennessee being named along with Delaware from among 16 finalists.

Bredesen said Tennessee asked for about $500 million in federal money with hopes of getting some lesser amount. To his surprise, Bredesen said: "We got it all."

In a special legislative session in January lawmakers approved key changes to state laws that included partially basing teacher evaluations on student testing data.

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MARCH 29TH 10:45AM

ATLANTA (AP) - A source says the U.S. Department of Education has picked Delaware and Tennessee for the first round of its "Race to the Top" competition.

The source tells the Associated Press on Monday that the states will receive part of a $4.35 billion pot meant to encourage the use of innovative programs to improve student performance.

The source declined to be identified because not all finalists had been yet contacted.

The states were selected from 16 finalists. Federal officials will collect a second round of applications for the highly selective grant program in June. The states that weren't picked this time can reapply.

The money is part of President Barack Obama's economic stimulus law, which provided an unprecedented $100 billion for schools.

 

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

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