May 16th, 2011
06:36 PM ET
12 years ago

Memphis school wins Race to the Top

Washington (CNN) – As the Mississippi River rises in Memphis, one group of students and teachers are distracted by some good news.

Their school, Booker T. Washington High School in inner-city Memphis, has won the White House's Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, the White House announced on Tuesday.


Filed under: President Obama • White House
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  1. ja

    more focus should be placed in areas such as BTW, God doesn't bless one abundantly soley for the sake of that individual, kudos to President Obama (2012), the GOP can donate their campaign fund to scholarship,

    May 16, 2011 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  2. GonzoinHouston

    Say what you want about Race to the Top, or No Child Left Behind, but these kids, and these educators, have done something amazing. I would like to know more about the principal. We really need to study those schools that have had major turnarounds and see what worked for them.

    We can't fix education just by throwing money at it, but we can't fix it without throwing a certain amount of money at it.

    May 16, 2011 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    Wow – so proud of the efforts put forth by these students to win this memorable event – Keep on Trucking!!! (tears!!!)

    May 17, 2011 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  4. Trina

    Wow, what a feel good story!!! Congratulations to the students and the principal for a job well done!!! Many blessings!

    May 17, 2011 09:31 am at 9:31 am |