Wed., November 28, 2012 11:00am
The U.S. Department of Education announced that several school districts in Georgia are in the running for a portion of a $400 million prize in the Race To The Top school district competition. The Department of Education expects to choose between 15 and 25 winning districts by Dec. 31.
Mon., October 15, 2012 6:01am
October 15th is the deadline for Georgia to turn in its revised Race To The Top proposal for teacher evaluations. The federal government had threatened to pull 33 million dollars in funding after the state changed its proposal.
Mon., September 24, 2012 3:54pm
Georgia Southern University is joining seven coastal research institutes to educate high school students. They will come from six school districts to learn about environmental concerns in Georgia’s coastal region.
Tue., September 4, 2012 6:32pm
Governor Deal has announced nine winners of education grants. They are part of the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top schools program. $19.4 million will go to partnerships between local school districts, universities, businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Tue., July 3, 2012 3:12pm
The U.S. Department of Education says Georgia is at high risk of losing $33 million dollars in Race To The Top funds. Federal officials are concerned over changes to the state’s teacher evaluation program.
Thu., June 28, 2012 4:57pm
The Southern Regional Education Board this week gave Georgia high marks for improving education over the past decade. But at an education summit experts said Georgia needs to improve teacher training.
Thu., January 12, 2012 8:33am
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced 11 new winners of money from the state's Race to the Top federal grant. Deal launched the $19 million Innovation Fund competition after Georgia won $400 million last year from the U.S. Department of Education. The money is aimed at schools and programs that focus on STEM subjects — or science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
Fri., December 16, 2011 7:02am
Georgia will not get 70 million in federal grant dollars officials hoped to use to improve early childhood education. The state had hoped to win a portion of the latest federal Race to the Top funding focused on early learning, but was not among nine states chosen for the grants.
Fri., July 15, 2011 8:47am
Georgia is applying for more federal "Race to the Top" money, this time for early learning. The Obama administration announced in May that states could compete for part of $500 million aimed at encouraging better coordination and clearer learning standards for early education programs. It's the third round of the U.S. Department of Education's "Race to the Top" competition.
Wed., June 22, 2011 12:41pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says part of a $400 million federal grant won by Georgia last year cannot go to help keep the doors open at a handful of charter schools affected by a court ruling. Duncan spoke Wednesday via satellite during the National Charter Schools Conference in Atlanta. He told the audience that the "Race to the Top" grant money is earmarked for other programs.