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Colorado awaiting word on Race to the Top competition

DENVER (AP) – Colorado is waiting to hear whether it will make the first cut in the national competition for millions of dollars in federal funding for education reform.

Colorado has applied for $377 million from the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program and is competing against 40 other states and the District of Columbia.

Finalists announced Thursday will go to Washington later this month to make their case for why they should win. A first round of winners will then be picked. States that don’t win can apply for the second round later this year.

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