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Dayton City School gets more Race to the Top money

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By WRCB Staff

DAYTON, RHEA COUNTY, TN (WRCB) --  Dayton City School, in Rhea County, is one of seven schools districts to receive more money from "Race to the Top" program.

The Tennessee Department of Education is giving money to districts to start developing alternative salary schedules and encourage new ways to turn around low-performing schools.

The money is from the federal "Race to the Top" program that aims to boost student achievement by rewarding states for education reform. A competitive supplemental fund totaling $1.5 million allows the State to give additional money to school districts that got the lowest share of "Race to the Top" funds.

The first recipients of $50,000 grants are Bradford Special School District in Gibson County, Dayton City School in Rhea County, Hollow Rock-Bruceton Special School District in Carroll County, Lexington City Schools in Henderson County, South Carroll County Special School District and Trousdale County.

Williamson County Schools and Bradford Special School District got $30,000 grants.

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