MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin and 39 other states will find out Thursday whether they are finalists for more than $4.5 billion in federal education money under the Race to the Top program.
Wisconsin applied to receive $254 million under the program designed to improve performance in struggling schools.
Even if it's named as a finalist by the U.S. Department of Education, that is not guarantee Wisconsin will get the money. However, if it's not a finalist that means the state will have to wait and try to get some money in a second round of applications.
Gov. Jim Doyle has said the state's application was weakened because the Legislature did not approve a change in law to give control of the Milwaukee schools to that city's mayor.
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