Friday, February 3, 2012

LI schools opting out of Race to the Top

School districts across Long Island say the cost of implementing the federal Race to the Top initiative outstrips the monetary awards.

Some are opting out, rejecting the funding to free themselves of the obligation.

Neil Lederer, interim superintendent of the Three Village district, said it just didn't make sense to take the money. His district, with about 7,400 students, was to get $30,176, spread over four years. (read more click here)

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