NASHVILLE, Tenn. - $8 million dollars in federal education funds is headed several school districts in the Volunteer State.
News 5 has learned the money will be awarded to 83 districts that are participating in the First to the Top Scope of Work Supplemental Fund. The money is part of the more than $500 million the state won three years ago, in the national Race to the Top education grant competition.
Officials say the chosen districts will implement at least one innovative program or strategy in three categories: teacher evaluation, implementation of common core state standards and student assignment. Those areas are the priorities of the state's grant program.
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