Washington schools denied Race to the Top funding

Though State Superintendent Randy Dorn decided over the weekend to provisionally adopt a national set of standards in an attempt to get up to $250 million in federal funding, the funding will not come.
Yesterday morning, during a National Press Club talk, U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan left Washington off the short list.
"We're obviously disappointed we're not in the running and we think the rationale has to do with charter schools," said Nathan Olson, spokesperson for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.[[In-content Ad]]