Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Santa Fe School System Still In Running For Grant

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe's school district still has a shot at being awarded a $10 million federal grant but Albuquerque's district is out of the running for the $25 million grant it sought.

The Associated Press reports that Santa Fe's school system is among 31 finalists selected from among 200 applicants from 21 states.

At stake is a $120 million pot of federal money that will be divvied up in so-called "Race to the Top" grants.

The Santa Fe district wants to use the requested grant for a variety of improvements. Those include reducing the student-to-counselor ratio, providing instruction during summer and before and after school and personalizing learning plans for each student.