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April 20, 2012

Lowery, Delaware Schools Chief, Takes Top Ed. Job in Maryland

The next state superintendent of schools in Maryland will be Lillian Lowery, now the education secretary in Delaware, the state education department announced Friday.

April 19, 2012

Hawaii Ed. Board OKs Evaluation Plan, What's Next for Race to Top?

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

Cuomo Creates Site to Track Evaluation Progress

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

N.Y.'s Cuomo Optimistic on Teacher Evaluation Guidelines

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

NCLB Waivers Point to National Curriculum, Report Argues

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

N.Y.'s Cuomo Ties Funding Increase to New Teacher Evaluation Plan

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

NY's Cuomo: 2010 Teacher-Evaluation Law Not Working (Updated)

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

Barbour Vents, Briefly, over Race to Top

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

Federal Officials Warn Hawaii on Lack of Race to Top Progress

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

Florida Among the Disappointed in Early Learning RTT Contest

The federal government's rejection of Florida's early-learning Race to the Top grant drew a sharply worded response from Gov. Rick Scott.

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