After a standoff that lasted two years, the Hawaii State Teachers Association approved a contract that ties evaluations and pay raises to student test scores.
Recently in Race to the Top Category
April 18, 2013
April 16, 2013
About $120 million in new Race to the Top funds will go to a second round of the district competition.
March 17, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education will consider extending project deadlines for one year for Race to the Top winners that need more time.
February 11, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education removes part of Hawaii's Race to the Top grant from high-risk status.
January 31, 2013
Education Secretary Arne Duncan singled out three states for poor performance during the second year of Race to the Top implementation.
January 15, 2013
Even though Hawaii has completed 90 percent of its Race to the Top checklist, an approved teachers' contract is the final, crucial missing piece.
January 09, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education has threatened to withhold $37.9 million from Maryland's Race to the Top grant over teacher-evaluation woes.
December 28, 2012
A list of stories that you probably won't see on this blog next year.
December 19, 2012
In the Race to the Top district contest, a single point separated the winners from the losers—showing the power of a single peer reviewer.
December 18, 2012
The 16 winners must now work with the U.S. Department of Education to write detailed plans that will turn their ideas into reality.