Race To The Top

'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.
Feds Release Report On Race To The Top ProgressMaryland made important steps in the third year of implementing its $250 million Race to the Top education grant, but the state also faced multiple challenges, a U.S. Education Department report said Wednesday.
Md.To Get $250M: Evaluation Plans Approved In 21 School SystemsThe Maryland State Department of Education says it has approved teacher and principal evaluation plans in 21 Maryland school systems, clearing the way for the state to receive $250 million in federal funds.
Western Md. Teachers Prep For Race To The TopAbout 400 western Maryland public school teachers are gathering in Hagerstown for a three-day meeting aimed at helping poor students do better.
Despite 'Race To The Top' Delays, Md. On TrackFederal education officials say some Maryland "Race to the Top" programs were delayed by hiring troubles in the first year of the initiative, but the state is "well-positioned" for a second year and beyond.
Grasmick Updates Lawmakers On Race To The TopState Schools Superintendent Nancy Grasmick says half of the $250 million Maryland received in federal "Race to the Top" funds remain with the state board to help local school systems reach reform goals.
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