New "Race to the Top " competition to enhance teaching in US schools
Monday, 25 June 2012
The US Department of Education recently announced a new "Race to the Top" District competition, one that is aimed squarely at the classroom level with a focus on the relationship between teachers and students. The proposed competition offers nearly $400 million in grants and invites school districts to create plans for individualized classroom instruction aimed at closing achievement gaps and preparing each student for college and career. "Race to the Top" supports states that raise standards, build better data systems, evaluate and support principals and teachers, and dramatically transform their lowest-performing schools. Read more here.