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Santa Fe school system still in running for grant

Created: 12/16/2013 12:50 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBQUERQUE (AP) - Santa Fe's school district still has a shot at being awarded a $10 million federal grant but Albuquerque's district is out of the running for the $25 million grant it sought.
    
The Albuquerque Journal reports that Santa Fe's school system is among 31 finalists selected from among 200 applicants from 21 states.
    
At stake is a $120 million pot of federal money that will be divvied up in so-called "Race to the Top" grants.
    
The Santa Fe district wants to use the requested grant for a variety of improvements. Those include reducing the student-to-counselor ratio, providing instruction during summer and before and after school and personalizing learning plans for each student.

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