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KIPP D.C. wins $10 million in Race to the Top education-grant competition

By Laura Devaney
December 12th, 2012

The Washington Post reports that charter school operator KIPP D.C. is among 16 winners of the federal government’s Race to the Top District grant competition, U.S. Department of Education officials announced. The winners, which include traditional school systems as well as other charters, will share nearly $400 million in grants for classroom-level initiatives meant to personalize student learning and improve the effectiveness of teachers and principals. KIPP D.C. will receive $10 million to expand the Capital Teacher Residency, a teacher-training program it runs in partnership with another local charter school, E.L. Haynes…

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Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura