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School officials detail Race to the Top spending

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Dougherty County School System now has a plan for spending the first $6.8-million it's getting in federal Race to the Top money.

Some will go to the lowest performing school.

A large portion will be set aside for teacher training and merit pay.

"We have to ensure that teachers receive job embedded training on the curriculum and the new curriculum change from the regular performance standards to the common core Georgia performance standards. In addition to that, another large portion has to be set aside for teachers who want to opt in to merit pay," said Assistant Superintendent Diana Daniels.

The merit pay money will total $1.8-million.

Some of the grant money will also help recruit high quality teachers.

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