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Peninsula’s not sabotaging Race to the Top

Post by Patrick O'Callahan on May 14, 2010 at 11:50 am |
May 14, 2010 11:54 am

The Peninsula school people are on board with Race to the Top, they want us to know.

Gov. Chris Gregoire came by yesterday to ask for help appealing to local school districts to endorse the state’s application for $250 million in Race to the Top money. That would be Washington’s share of a $4 billion-plus pool the Department of Education is awarding to states that are serious about school reform.

We saw no reason not to help. Our editorial.

The governor cited some South Sound districts – Peninsula among them – that hadn’t signed on. But Peninsula Superintendent Terry Bouck called this morning to tell us that the school board ratified the application last night; Peninsula Education Association President Karin Ashabraner called a little later to tell me that she’d be adding her signature Monday morning.

So don’t count Peninsula among the districts that can’t be bothered to accept a check for improving their instruction.

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