Gaffe May Have Sunk N.J.'s Race to Top Bid
In a Race to the Top application package that ran more than 1,000 pages, a single gaffe may have been New Jersey’s undoing.
An error on Page 261 of the PDF version of the application , on which state officials used the wrong years in describing funding levels for schools, cost the state 5 points in the competition, New Jersey officials acknowledged. The state had sought up to $400 million in the federal grant contest, and the loss of those points appears to have proved crucial: New Jersey scored 437.8 out of 500 possible points, just behind Ohio, which earned a score of 440.8 and was the 10th and final applicant...
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