Magnet Program Judged Favorably
Washington--A General Accounting Office review of the grants process for the $75-million Magnet Schools Assistance Program has found few faults with existing procedures and suggests that only minor modifications are needed to make the program run more smoothly.
The favorable review appears to lay to rest criticism of the grants process leveled by several school-district officials after the latest round of grants was announced in June.
Last month, a federal judge turned back a challenge to the grants process mounted by the Boston Public Schools, one of 88 districts that competed unsuccessfully this year for a share of the funding. Only the 38...
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