WASHINGTON (AP) Washington is still in the running to get $75 million as part of the federal "Race to the Top" school reform grant competition.
Eighteen states and the District of Columbia were named finalists Tuesday in the second round of the competition. Washington has asked to get $75 million of the $3.4 billion available.
State Superintendent Kerri Briggs said Tuesday that she was encouraged by the news and that she believes the city has a "great shot" at getting the money.
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