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Obama unveils $4 billion school improvement plan

Source: Yahoo News Posted By: tesee11 3618 days ago

President Barack Obama on Friday announced a competition for $4 billion in federal grants to improve academic achievement and reverse a decline in U.S. public schools.

"In an economy where knowledge is the most valuable commodity a person and a country have to offer, the best jobs will go to the best educated, whether they live in the United States, or India, or China," Obama said.

The president wants states to use funds from the competition, dubbed the "Race to the Top," to ease limits on....

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