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Maysville Schools among finalists for federal grant

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Area district the only Ohio finalist announced by US Dept. of Education

ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- A Muskingum County school district is one of 31 finalists in the nationwide competition for Race to the Top District funding.
The Maysville Local School District was among the finalists announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education. Maysville is the only finalist in Ohio.
The program will provide close to $120 million to support locally developed programs meant to personalize and improve learning, close gaps, and prepare students for college and careers, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Education.
The 31 finalists were selected from more than 200 applicants, with the list expected to be narrowed down to five or 10 winners.
The winners each will get four-year awards ranging from $4 million to $30 million, depending on how many students will be served by each plan, according to the release.
Results will be announced in December.

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