Submitted by Marion Herbert on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 10:11pm
Obama is right to say that the minimum requirements set by No Child Left Behind, in the ten years the law has been in effect, have done little to shrink the achievement gap, and to consider an alternative. But it’s too early to know if Race to the Top is the right one.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 6:01pm
In a progress report Tuesday on New York's Race to the Top grant, the U.S. Education Department said it has concerns about the state's lack of recent progress on new data and teacher-evaluation systems.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 11:30pm
The U.S. Department of Education released a state-specific report profiling Delaware's first-year progress on comprehensive education reform under Race to the Top. Reports on 11 other states also were released.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Fri, 12/23/2011 - 12:01am
And now, for some good news about education in Minnesota. December has been a good month for the state, with word that three separate streams of federal dollars are flowing into the state to improve our education system.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 4:48pm
In a unique move, Delaware education officials have threatened to withhold $2.5 million in federal funding from a district for failing to provide its teachers with sufficient time dedicated to planning.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 10:01pm
Mayor Vincent C. Gray has lauded the District's efforts on early-childhood education. The District of Columbia was one of 37 applicants – including 35 other states and Puerto Rico – that competed for the White House's Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grants.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 4:43pm
Rockdale County principals and teachers will be sharpening their pencils over the next few months to get up to speed on a pilot program for evaluating staff as part of the Race to the Top grant program.