Race to the Top http://wfpl.org en Rural Kentucky Education Co-op Wins $30 Million 'Race to the Top' Grant http://wfpl.org/post/rural-kentucky-education-co-op-wins-30-million-race-top-grant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A co-op that includes 17 eastern Kentucky rural school districts has won $30 million in federal grant money.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We were ecstatic. I don’t think words can express how important we believe this is for the region’s schools and for the communities in the region," says Jeff Hawkins, executive director of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, which serves over 100 schools and 40,000 students.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:50:32 +0000 Devin Katayama 7939 at http://wfpl.org Rural Kentucky Education Co-op Wins $30 Million 'Race to the Top' Grant Kentucky School Co-op Named 'Race to the Top' Finalist http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-school-co-op-named-race-top-finalist <p>Another group of Kentucky schools is one of 31 finalists for federal Race to the Top grant funding and winner could be announced by the end of the year.</p><p>The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative serves over 40,000 students in 17 eastern Kentucky rural school districts.</p><p>It was a finalist last year too, but not a winner.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:25:47 +0000 Devin Katayama 7640 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky School Co-op Named 'Race to the Top' Finalist JCPS Interested in Local "Race to the Top" Grant http://wfpl.org/post/jcps-interested-local-race-top-grant <p>Jefferson County Public Schools is one of <a href="http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-district/detailed-list-of-applicants.pdf">893 districts</a> that have announced an intent to apply for new federal “Race to the Top” funding.</p><p>Kentucky applied for the federal government's competitive Race to the Top grants before, and last year the commonwealth&nbsp;<a href="http://archives.wfpl.org/2011/12/23/kentucky-awarded-race-to-the-top-funds/">received around $17 million</a>&nbsp;after losing the larger grant it applied for.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:32:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 1558 at http://wfpl.org JCPS Interested in Local "Race to the Top" Grant