The New Teacher Project Analyzes Race to the Top. from Converge Magazine.
In case you don’t want to sift through all the Education Department guidelines for Race to the Top, you can check out an easy-to-read summary and analysis [PDF] that The New Teacher Project released this month.
The national nonprofit group spells out the race guidelines, gives states and districts checklists to see whether they’re meeting the criteria, and shows how competitive the states are when they’re matched up the standards.
As of this month, four states are not eligible to compete. California, New York and Wisconsin do not allow teachers to be evaluated by student performance data, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, though the states don’t agree with his assessment. Pennsylvania’s not eligible either, but for a different reason: It has not been approved for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act fiscal stabilization funds.
More from the Converge article here…
or download the full report in PDF format.