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Race to the Top: School District vies for $40M federal technology grant

The Philadelphia School District has applied for a $40 million federal grant that would go toward new technology to improve student literacy, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Here are some details from the School District’s proposal for the so-called Race to the Top grant, according to the Daily News: The proposal – which has the […]

The Philadelphia School District has applied for a $40 million federal grant that would go toward new technology to improve student literacy, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Here are some details from the School District’s proposal for the so-called Race to the Top grant, according to the Daily News:

The proposal – which has the support of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, the principals’ union Commonwealth Association of School Administrators, and the Home and School Council – focuses on intensive literacy between kindergarten and third grade and increased science, math and reading proficiency, [deputy chief of curriculum assessment and educational technology for the district FranNewberg said.

Winners will be announced in December.

Read the whole article here.

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