Massachusetts education officials have reapplied for federal "Race to the Top" grants with what they say is a "significantly stronger" proposal.
Massachusetts was not among the two states that won the first round grants, announced earlier this year.
This time, 276 school districts and charter schools signed a commitment to the proposal's initiatives - 20 more than in the first phase.
The updated proposal outlines the development of a new system to evaluate teacher and administrator effectiveness. It also includes plans to ensure high poverty schools get good teachers and that educators get what they need to help students excel.
This program aired on May 31, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.