States will have to show that they are working to meet the broad reform goals of the Obama administration to receive the next round of education stimulus money, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. To be eligible for the funds, states will have to provide information about academic standards, turnaround strategies and plans to ensure teacher quality. The $11.5 billion in funding is in addition to the more than $67 billion in education stimulus money states have already received, and it is separate from the Race to the Top fund.

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