Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative

Education
11:50 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Rural Kentucky Education Co-op Wins $30 Million 'Race to the Top' Grant

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A co-op that includes 17 eastern Kentucky rural school districts has won $30 million in federal grant money.

“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 Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, which serves over 100 schools and 40,000 students.

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Education
12:25 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Kentucky School Co-op Named 'Race to the Top' Finalist

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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.

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative serves over 40,000 students in 17 eastern Kentucky rural school districts.

It was a finalist last year too, but not a winner.

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