State making second try for Race to the Top

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May 10, 2010 - 7:00pm

Earlier this year, Nebraska competed against 40 other schools for a portion of 4 billion dollars in federal funding for education reform. After missing out in the first round of Race to the Top, the state will reapply. Education Commissioner Roger Breed says the state can go for up to 75 million dollars. That would pay for reforms like a new system to track students through the public schools, and a statewide virtual high school to improve science education. Grant Gerlock talks with Commissioner Breed about education reform and whether the state needs more power to step in at low achieving schools.

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