Federal Panel Considers Kentucky's Race To The Top Application

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky will defend its latest application for federal education funding when a panel of Race To the Top peer reviewers convenes in Washington Tuesday.

David Cook, Kentucky's Race To the Top project manager, says he and four other education officials will highlight current programs and their ideas followed by a 60-minute Q & A session.

"The presentation this time will be very focused on that teacher effectiveness work and on the standards work that we've been doing with the colleges and universities. So we're a little bit more refined and focus than we were before."

Kentucky lost points in its first round application due to a lack of charter schools. Cook says he and the other representatives will instead focus on things that the Commonwealth is doing well in education.

Up to $175 million could be awarded for Kentucky educational programs.