Fla. allocates Race to the Top funds for teacher-education programs

Florida will use a portion of its $700 million in federal Race to the Top grants to fund programs designed to train more math and science teachers for the state's middle- and high-school classrooms. The state plans to spend $7.6 million specifically on a competition to increase the number of universities and colleges that have "UTeach" programs, which aim to graduate new teachers that have majored in a discipline such as biology, chemistry or math.

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