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Race To The Top

John Deasy (credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images)

$40M ‘Race To The Top’ Over For LAUSD

The Los Angeles Unified School District was unable to continue its pursuit of $40 million in federal funding Tuesday after a failure to reach an agreement with the teachers’ union.

10/30/2012

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel participate in a forum about education in big cities at the Katzen Arts Center on the campus of American University March 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. Calling their municipalities 'city-states,' the mayors suppored the idea of individual school districts being able to compete with states for the $4.35 billion 'Race to the Top' grant program created by President Barack Obama.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Villaraigosa Lobbies Feds To Allow LAUSD To Compete Directly For Funding

The mayor was in DC in the hopes of securing federal funding without having to compete with the state of California.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/02/2012

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