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Statement from Superintendent Kathy Cox Regarding Georgia's Selection as a Finalist for Race to the Top Funds

 March 4, 2010  -- Superintendent Cox issued the following statement today after learning that Georgia was one of 15 states and the District of Columbia selected as a finalist for  Race to the Top  funds.   “I am very pleased, but not surprised, that Georgia has been named a finalist for Race to the Top funds. For seven years, Georgia has been focused on the very issues called for in the Race to the Top application. We are implementing a world-class curriculum, raising expectations and using quality data to make decisions so our students will be globally competitive. Race to the Top funds will give us more resources needed to continue this vital and important work.”    To view Governor Perdue's press release, click on the following link:,2668,78006749_157123599_157247627,00.html