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US Ed Dept offers grants for classroom-level reform

The US Education Department has published applications for the Race to the Top—District competition, which will make up to $40 million available to individual school districts that show promise of reducing achievement gaps between subgroups of students.

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Some students need more school supplies

Back-to-school spending was expected to increase this year, following a 2-year decline. Some families in Anne Arundel County, Md., came to an expo at which school supplies were given away for free to students whose families were unable to purchase all the needed supplies.