Rally for education today in Lansing - Photo from Amy Fox
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm says the next three weeks are critical in Michigan's effort to win more federal stimulus money for schools.
Granholm says state lawmakers must work together to reach a compromise on new laws and still meet the school reform objectives of the Obama administration's Race to the Top competition.
WZZM 13's Amy Fox is in Lansing at a Rally for Education. She'll have a report on later editions of WZZM 13 News.
Michigan could get up to $400 million next year if it is selected as a winner. Applications for the cash are due in January.
Granholm cautioned Tuesday that the federal money can't be used to directly replace recent cuts ordered in Michigan education funding. But the cash could help school funding in some categories while creating more charter schools and helping improve failing schools.