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Here's Florida's revised Race to the Top MOU



Check it out here. Then tell us whether you think it's different enough to get more districts and unions to sign up, and different enough to win money from the feds this fall.

In a related development, the chair of Gov. Crist's working group that revised the memorandum of understanding, Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, says the group recommends the formation of a task force to watchdog the grant should Florida win.

"The Working Group believes the task force should operate as an advisory body regarding assessments to you, the local education agencies, and the State Board of Education relating to implementing the Race to the Top Grant," he writes in this letter. "Additionally, the task force could make recommendations for legislation."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:00am]


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