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Dr. Nancy Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools for Maryland
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Education leaders across the country are watching closely to find out who will be the winners in the first round of the Obama Administration’s $4 billion Race to the Top school funding contest. But one thing is clear: Maryland won’t be one of them. The state didn't apply. WAMU’s Jessica Gould sat down with Maryland’s top education leader, in her office in downtown Baltimore, to find out why.

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