The next state superintendent of schools in Maryland will be Lillian Lowery, now the education secretary in Delaware, the state education department announced Friday.
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April 20, 2012
April 19, 2012
The Hawaii Board of Education has approved a framework for new teacher and principal evaluations, but the state teachers union says that it still needs to give approval to any final plan.
March 07, 2012
New York State has created a website to allow parents and others to track the progress of school districts in implementing new teacher evaluations.
February 14, 2012
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set a deadline for the state and teachers reaching a deal on a new teacher evaluation plan.
February 10, 2012
A report by former counsels to the U.S. Department of Education under George W. Bush says the Obama administration's waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act promote a national curriculum.
January 18, 2012
After seeing his state's teacher-evaluation system tied up in legal and political fights, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is linking districts' receipt of some state aid to their adoption of new forms of teacher evaluation.
January 04, 2012
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asks lawmakers to revise the state's teacher-evaluation law, and the implications for New York's $700 million Race to the Top award are unclear.
December 29, 2011
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour issues a terse statement noting that only one of the nine states that won the early-learning Race to the Top competition has a Republican governor.
December 22, 2011
Hawaii receives a stern warning from the U.S. Department of Education that the state is not living up to its $75 million Race to the Top award.
December 16, 2011
The federal government's rejection of Florida's early-learning Race to the Top grant drew a sharply worded response from Gov. Rick Scott.