Ohio Striving for More Federal Education Money
Ohio is scrambling to make more changes to its education system before a January deadline to better compete with other cash-hungry states for roughly $4.4 billion in additional federal education stimulus money.
Potentially complicating the state's efforts to compete is a political rivalry between two education-minded lawmakers who are running against each other in 2010 for the coveted position of Ohio secretary of state.
Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, believes Ohio is already well-positioned to compete for part of President Barack Obama's "Race to the Top" fund, thanks to teacher residency and training requirements, and curriculum changes, that were approved as part of...
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