Race to the Top Phase 1 Winners: Delaware and Tennessee
posted by: Colin | March 29, 2010, 11:07 AM
The Obama administration announced that Delaware and Tennessee scored the highest on their Race to the Top proposals and will be awarded $100 million and $500 million, respectively. Both applications rely heavily on tracking student performance and linking it to teacher evaluation and even bonus pay. Continue Reading...
Star-Ledger: NJ Teachers Union Obstinacy Foolishly Leaves Money on the Table
posted by: Colin | March 08, 2010, 10:53 AM
According to an editorial in The Star-Ledger, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) has ensured that New Jersey will receive none of the $4 billion dollars available to states in the Race to the Top program. The NJEA "bristled" at charter school expansion and remains fundamentally opposed to merit pay, two reforms President Obama has emphasized in the program. Continue Reading...