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Grants now in jeopardy with Furlough Fridays

Source: Posted By: Jacky S...3995 days ago

Following stinging criticism from the nation's education secretary about closing schools on Furlough Fridays, the state acknowledged that it faces a difficult task in getting millions of dollars in federal aid available next year.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says that because of the furloughs, Hawaii faces "a heck of a challenge" in qualifying for $20 million to $75 million in federal funds under the Obama administration's $4 billion "Race to the Top" grant program.

Duncan said he....

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