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S.C. advances in competition for school grants

Jul 27, 2010 7:33:00 PM - thestate.com
South Carolina is one of 18 states along with the District of Columbia chosen as finalists in the second round of competition for $3 billion in federal “Race to the Top” school reform grants.

South Carolina State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex says the decision shows the state is on the cutting edge of making changes to strengthen schools.

South Carolina missed out on the first round in the competition when Tennessee and Delaware were awarded $600 million earlier this year, finishing sixth.

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