Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia is competing a second time for funding through the Obama administration's top education grant program.
$250 million is up for grabs - and the governor says the Commonwealth wants in.
The state applied unsuccessfully for $350 million in the first round of the more than $4 billion program intended to spur education reform.
Virginia wavered a bit on whether to reapply because of a push to adopt national reading and math standards over the SOLs Virginia has used for decades.