Ky. education consortium wins latest RTTP grant

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Associated Press

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 9:01 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A consortium of school districts in central and southern Kentucky has won a $40 million grant in the Race to the Top-District competition, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday.

Green River Regional Educational Cooperative was one of 16 winners in this latest round of Race to the Top grants, which focused on individual districts instead of taking a statewide approach.

The grant will be used in 22 districts in central and southern Kentucky that are part of the cooperative. In total, they serve more than 59,000 students in 112 schools.

More than 60 percent of the students are from low-income families, according to documents supporting the awarding of the grant. More than 55 percent of the students attend schools that qualify for the Rural and Low-Income School program, which provides additional federal funds for rural schools serving low-income students.

Members of the consortium who will participate in the grant project are:

Adair County Schools, Campbellsville Independent Schools, Carroll County Schools, Caverna Independent Schools, Cloverport Independent Schools, Daviess County Schools, Green County Schools, Hart County Schools, Henry County Schools, Logan County Schools, Metcalfe County Schools, Monroe County Schools, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, Owen County Schools, Owensboro Independent Schools, Russell County Schools, Shelby County Schools, Simpson County Schools, Spencer County Schools, Taylor County Schools, Trimble County Schools, Union County Schools and West Point Independent Schools.

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