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In its latest Race to the Top report, the U.S. Dept. of Education says Kentucky is making progress in implementing reforms, but challenges persist.

Early learning programs in Kentucky are set to receive a boost from the federal government.

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.