Tue., June 7, 2011 8:12am
Georgia wants to spend $758,000 in federal grant money to hire a team to develop a system to evaluate teachers and school administrators based on student performance.
Tue., February 8, 2011 4:37pm
More than two dozen school districts across the state are getting closer to putting to use the first infusion of Race to the Top money.
Thu., January 20, 2011 3:36pm
Teachers in 26 Georgia school districts soon will be paid based on how well their students do on standardized tests. The merit-pay plan is part of the $400 million Race to the Top federal grant awarded last summer to Georgia.
Tue., December 28, 2010 10:38am
NPR education reporters Larry Abramson and Claudio Sanchez discuss the past year in education — and what's to come in 2011. Among stories to look out for in the new year are the political repercussions from failure to pass the DREAM act, the slow start for Race to the Top (President Obama's version of No Child Left Behind) and funding cuts in local school districts.
Mon., November 22, 2010 3:55pm
The Georgia Department of Education is sending in a final plan for its Race to the Top federal money today. School districts across Georgia have worked on budget plans and now the state will submit all but one of them to the federal government. These plans map out how the 26 districts will use the $400 million dollars.
Tue., November 9, 2010 6:00pm
Savannah-Chatham County school officials say, they expect some push-back because of new school reform ideas being considered as part of the federal Race to the Top program. Under that program, the public schools in Chatham County would get about $13 to turn-around under-performing schools and get students up to their reading levels. But the aim is to change public education. And that could ruffle some feathers.
Mon., November 8, 2010 1:21pm
The university will receive a portion of the federal money the state won to introduce new science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses and expand teacher training.
Fri., October 29, 2010 3:07pm
Jones County will not go forward with 'Race to the Top' grant. School officials say it comes with too many strings attached. Superintendent says paying teachers for student performance goes against their philosophy.
Tue., August 24, 2010 11:55am
The U.S. Education Department says Georgia, eight other states and the District of Columbia will receive money in the second round of the $4.35 billion "Race to the Top" school reform grant competition.
Tue., August 3, 2010 12:32pm
Hours after saying he would reject "Race to the Top" money for schools, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal reversed course and said he would keep the federal funds.