Frankfort, KY – Earlier this year, Kentucky was a finalist to share $600 million in federal funds to improve schools and close the achievement gap. Kentucky's potential share? $175-million. But Tennessee and Delaware were the only winners.
In July, Kentucky was again a finalist in the second round of Race to the Top, along with 17 other states and the District of Columbia. But again, Kentucky's application, which did not include charter schools, has been rejected.
The second round winners are Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia. It remains to be seen if there will be a third round.