- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)38
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Cape Girardeau among districts vying for Race to the Top grants
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- More than a dozen Missouri school districts are among nearly 900 nationwide planning to apply for a slice of nearly $400 million in grants from the U.S. Education Department.
The department announced Friday that the unaccredited school systems of Kansas City, St. Louis and Riverview Gardens were among those filing intents to apply. Other Missouri applicants include Camdenton, Cape Girardeau, Ferguson-Florissant, Fort Osage, Independence, Jefferson City, Joplin, Normandy, North Kansas City, Poplar Bluff, Raytown, West Plains and West Platte.
The grants are intended to support initiatives that help close achievement gaps and prepare students for college and careers.
The Obama administration has already awarded more than $4 billion to 18 states and the District of Columbia through its Race to the Top competition. Missouri hasn't benefited so far.
Education Department: www.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-distric...