Race To The Top
Drexel University and the group “Parent Power” will each get $75,000 over three years.
Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
A study finds teachers who were well-regarded on student surveys and principal classroom observations, had students who did poorly on tests and the opposite also was true.
Carolyn Dumaresq, Pennsylvania’s acting secretary of education, says some of the money will be used to create 50 “Local Early Childhood Education Innovation Zones” to serve the lowest performing elementary schools in the state.
For a broad view of our troubles in education, read The New York Times editorial “The Trouble With Testing Mania.”
This round of grants gives cash to individual school districts using innovative tools to personalize learning.
In the eleven years since PAR has been used to evaluate teachers in Montgomery County, Maryland, 300 were fired. In the ten years before PAR, only 5 teachers were terminated.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) ― New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fired his education commissioner Friday, days after it was revealed that a simple mistake on an application form might have cost the state a $400 million […]