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Error Costs NJ $400M In School Funds

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New Jersey was believed to be one of the leading contenders for a huge pool of federal money earmarked for education reform. But according to a report in the Star Ledger, the Christie administration filled out the application for the Race To The Top program incorrectly and lost what might have been a $400 million award. The full story is here.

And an update on another schools story we brought you recently. According to the Bergen Record, some school districts have decided to say “no thanks” to the capital improvement grants they have been awarded by the state. Haledon has already turned down its share of the $270 million pool because the schools are required to pay for the entire project up front and then be reimbursed by the state. No word in the story on what Montclair, which got $1.2 million, will do.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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