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CFO Sink Commends Movement on Race to the Top Education Grants, Urges Collaboration to Find Best Solution

3/6/2010

CONTACT: Kevin Cate, 850-413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink today applauded Florida’s inclusion as one of 16 states to be named a finalist for the U.S. Department of Education's $4.35 billion in Race to the Top education grants.  She urged the Obama Administration to fund Florida's full application, and reiterated her commitment to continued work with all parties involved --including the Florida Department of Education, school superintendents and administrators, and teachers -- to find a solution in the best interest of Florida’s students.
 
“Given the critical need for a strong education system to grow Florida's economy, I am hopeful we can secure more of our taxpayer dollars from Washington and find collaborative solutions to provide Florida's students with the best education possible,” said CFO Sink.  “This announcement brings Florida’s schools one step closer to receiving these much-needed resources, and I will continue to urge the Department of Education to work with our teachers and school officials to find solutions that will have a positive impact on as many of Florida's students as possible."