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Central Kentucky Education Co-op Wins $40 Million in Race to the Top Funds

An education co-op representing 23 central Kentucky school districts has won $40 million in race to the Top grant funding.The Kentucky Department of Education won $17 million in funding last year, but this is the first time the U.S. Department of Education has made Race to the Top grants available to school districts.The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative will divide the four-year grant funding based on student populations. It will be applied to implementing college and career initiatives and to personalize students’ education.The 23 districts represent over 40 percent of the total number of districts that won awards. In all, 16 applicants will share nearly $400 million. The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative application includes Adair County Schools, Campbellsville Independent Schools, Carroll County Schools, Caverna Independent Schools, Cloverport Independent Schools, Daviess County Schools, Green County Schools, Hart County Schools, Henry County Schools, Logan County Schools, Metcalfe County Schools, Monroe County Schools, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, Owen County Schools, Owensboro Independent Schools, Russell County Schools, Shelby County Schools, Simpson County Schools, Spencer County Schools, Taylor County Schools, Trimble County Schools, Union County Schools, West Point Independent Schools)