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Several East TN school districts to get $8 million in Race to the Top funding

9:10 PM, Aug 15, 2013   |    comments
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Several East Tennessee school districts will get millions of dollars from federal education dollars.

The Tennessee Department of Education will give $8 million to 83 districts. It's part of the $500 million the state won three years ago in the national Race to the Top education grant competition.

Officials say the 83 districts implemented one innovative program in three categories: teacher evaluation, student assignments, or implementation of the Common Core standards.

Several districts will get that $8 million in funding including Knox, Blount, Grainger, and Loudon County school districts.

For a full list of the districts receiving funds, check out https://news.tn.gov/sites/default/files/Supplemental%20Fund%20Overview%20and%20Participants.pdf (pdf).

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