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Senators To Arne Duncan: Stop Flat-Funding Key K-12 Programs - Politics K-12 - Education Week

04/18/2013 11:33 am ET | Updated Jun 18, 2013
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The Obama administration has been a big fan of using competitive grants to drive its agenda on everything from teacher quality to standards to "personalized learning," much to the chagrin of some advocates for school districts.

So far, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have resisted that strategy. But Democrats in the U.S. Senate have continued to finance the administration's favorite competitive-grant programs, such as Race to the Top, although not always at the level the administration has sought.

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