Nevada Senator Harry Reid today applauded a grant for as much as $10 million from the U.S. Department of Education to the Carson City School District as part of the Race to the Top District Competition. Funds from the grant will allow the district to hire and retain effective teachers and create a system that identifies and monitors the goals and progress of all students. In November, Reid wrote a letter to Secretary Duncan in support of Carson City's application. The letter is attached.
"This is wonderful news for Carson City's students, teachers and parents" said Reid. "As someone whose life was transformed by teachers, I understand the importance of providing all Nevadans with the opportunity to receive a quality education. While I wish that other school districts in the state were also awarded this grant, I know these funds will help put Carson's students on a path towards success."