Maryland to spend federal funds on technology, student-data system

08/30/2010 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Over the next few years, Maryland's schools will benefit from $250 million in Race to the Top funds and another $179 million from the federal education-jobs bill. Officials say they will use the money to improve teaching and to purchase more school technology. Some of the Race to the Top money will go to develop a student-data system to track student achievement from kindergarten -- all the way through college for those students who choose in-state higher education.

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