New Haven Unified wins $29.3 million federal grant

From today’s Argus newspaper:

The New Haven Unified School District on Tuesday won a $29.3 million federal grant, overcoming long odds while besting more than 350 other districts to be named one of 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District competition.

The district, one of just three state winners, finished second out of 372 applicants and 61 finalists competing for a pool of $400 million.

“This is a tremendous validation of the work that teachers and staff have doing; they’ve been coming together and working very hard the past few years, amid times unforeseen in the state’s history,” said Kari McVeigh, New Haven’s superintendent of schools. “This grant will enable us to … fulfill our mission to help every child reach his or her potential.”

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Chris DeBenedetti

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