Oklahoma Gives 'Race To The Top' Funding A Second Try


Wednesday, June 2nd 2010, 3:54 pm
By: News On 6


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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma is once again trying to get an education boost from the federal government.

Governor Brad Henry signed a second Race to the Top application.

Oklahoma didn't make the cut earlier this year. But, some say the state has a better chance at getting $175 million this time since there are fewer states applying and now there's a state law that supports reforms promised in the pitch created by former Tulsa mayor Kathy Taylor.

Oklahoma is one of 35 states that applied for the second round of funding. U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan has said he expects 10 to 15 states will receive funding.

Finalists will be announced in August and the winners in September.