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Illinois a finalist for federal race to the top funds

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WASHINGTON--Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday is announcing that Illinois is one of 19 states named as finalists in the second round of "Race to the Top" funding.

Winners will be announced in September.

If Illinois gets the funding--and it is not certain--hundreds of millions of federal dollars could be pumped to the state.

Duncan is announcing the second round "Race to the Top" finalists at speech he is delivering at the National Press Club.

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