Video appears to prove Christie's 'Race to the Top' claims wrong

A video obtained by News 12 New Jersey apparently contradicts Gov. Chris Christie's claims that New Jersey was not given an opportunity to correct an

EDISON - A video obtained by News 12 New Jersey apparently contradicts Gov. Chris Christie's claims that New Jersey was not given an opportunity to correct an error that may have cost the state $400 million in federal aid.

In the U.S. Department of Education video, a federal panel questioned New Jersey education officials about the omission, but they were not able to provide the right data on the spot.

Click ?NEXT? to see New Jersey education officials responding to questions from a federal panel.

On Tuesday, the federal Department of Education announced that nine states and the District of Columbia had won coveted Race to the Top grants. New Jersey was the next runnerup, three points behind Ohio.

On Wednesday, Gov. Chris Christie acknowledged the error and said he was aggravated the state was penalized even after giving the missing data to federal officials during an Aug. 11 presentation.

The governor has still promised to apply for more than $200 million in stimulus money for New Jersey schools.

Click here to watch the full Race to the Top video presentation.

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AP wires contributed to this report.

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