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Look for More Details on Innovation Grants Today

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Less than 24 hours after shooting hoops with Stephen Colbert and joking that fixing American education will make the comedian rich, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will get serious about innovation.

He's hosting a 2 p.m. media call with reporters to unveil more details about the innovation grants, or i3, that are funded from $650 million from the economic-stimulus package. These are competitive grants for school districts.

Stay tuned for live Tweets from the Politics K-12 Twitter feed during the media call.

And in the meantime, watch Duncan from last night's appearance on "The Colbert Report."

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It seemd inconsistent to say that the Dept. wants innovation, and then puts up a huge barrier by asking for a 20% match! At any level of i3, those are huge amounts! Not ony will it be difficult to obtain such funds, it will disocurage the very thing he's asking for--inovation, which by defintion is different and new, the hardest things to in innovation in any field or sector!!
ly disadvantageous to innovatuib itwesl!

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