Kentucky Education

Eighth-graders in Kentucky are doing better than their peers around the globe when it comes to math and science.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Twenty-two Kentucky school districts will share a $41 million grant in the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top-District Competition.

Gov. Steve Beshear said Monday that the consortium of Kentucky districts snared the largest grant in the national competition for district-level awards.

State officials gathered with education leaders at Simpsonville Elementary to discuss how the federal money will be used.