The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative has won a 40 million dollar grant in "Race to the Top" competition. The Cooperative is one of 16 winners in the latest rounds of grants, which were announced by U-S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Duncan says the funding will help to address the educational needs of youngsters in 22 districts in southern and central Kentucky. More than 60 percent of the students in those districts are from low-income families.
This is the first time the U-S Department of Education has offered "Race to the Top" funds to districts.