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Ed officials wrap up Race to the Top meetings in DC

January 13, 2012

State education leaders participated in a two-day meeting in Washington this week for Race to the Top grant states. Education Commissioner Deborah Gist was on hand for the gathering, along with teachers’ union leaders and school district officials.

The Federal Department of Education invited all of the Race to the Top grant states to Washington, to encourage collaboration on public school improvement initiatives.

Rhode Island is in the process of spending $75 million federal Race to the Top grant funding for programs like teacher training and re-vamping public education standards.

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