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Ascension Parish School System in a race to the top

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Instructional teaching at St Amant Primary Instructional teaching at St Amant Primary
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The Ascension Parish School System has secured a spot as a finalist to get millions of dollars in grant money. The district is the only one in the entire state to make the cut in what's called the race to the top.

The U.S. Department of Education is awarding nearly $400 million in grant money to be split between 15 to 25 school districts in the country. Out of the 1,200 schools that applied, only 60 made the cut.

"Our district has always been a front runner in terms of implementing best practices and being on the cutting edge of technology.  So I just really feel like our parish has done everything they can to prepare our students to compete in a global economy," said Paisley Morgan, Assistant Principal at St. Amant Primary.

Morgan is a product of the Ascension Parish School System. Coming up on WAFB 9News at 6, find out what the district plans to do with grant money if they win.

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