Race To The Top

Philadelphia Groups Among Those Benefitting From Pa. 'Race to the Top' Education Grants Drexel University and the group "Parent Power" will each get $75,000 over three years.
'Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing EducationSince 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.
'Value-Added Method' Of Teacher Evaluation Does Not Measure True ValueA 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.
Pa. Gets $51M Federal Grant For Early Education ProgramsCarolyn 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.
The Trouble With Testing ManiaFor a broad view of our troubles in education, read <em>The New York Times</em> editorial "The Trouble With Testing Mania.”
Phila. School District Applies For Millions In Federal GrantsThis round of grants gives cash to individual school districts using innovative tools to personalize learning.
Helping Teachers Help ThemselvesIn 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.
NJ Schools Chief Fired After Race To The Top Gaffe
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