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Oregon Has 7 Entries In Federal 'Race To The Top'

The federal  “Race to the Top” school district competition has drawn seven applications from Oregon.

Salem-Keizer, Canby, Hillsboro, Lane County, McMinnville, and Woodburn applied.

There’s also a joint application from a group of districts called the “Southwest Oregon Proficiency Consortium.” It includes Lowell, Oakridge, Siuslaw, Three Rivers, and the Lane Education Service District.

Federal officials say up to $383 million will be distributed based on the quality of applications and the number of students represented by the applicants.

For instance, Salem-Keizer is in the category for the largest grant awards of up to $40 million over four years.

When Oregon applied for the Race to the Top state competition, it was among many states that came up empty. 

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