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Carson schools named federal education grant finalist

The Carson City School District was named Monday as a finalist in the running for millions of dollars in federal education grants through the Obama administration's Race to the Top district competition, beating out Nevada's two largest districts, which didn't make the cut for consideration.

"This is wonderful. We are so excited," Carson City Superintendent Richard Stokes told The Associated Press when informed that the district was among 61 finalists nationwide chosen from 372 applications by the U.S. Department of Education.

"These finalists are setting the curve for the rest of the country with innovative plans to drive education reform …

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