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Efforts to revamp schools by Maryland, D.C. result in $325 million

The Washington Post’s Nick Anderson reports on the exciting news that D.C. is one of ten winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top competition. The District’s groundbreaking teacher’s contract, innovative IMPACT evaluation system, improvements to infrastructure and building quality, and excellent charter schools have secured $75 million for education reform:


Who’s Teaching L.A.’s Kids?

The Los Angeles Unified School District has spent years ignoring the implications of value-added data for measuring teacher effectiveness. Now, they may no longer be able to do so, as the L.A. Times has obtained the scores of 6,000 teachers and plans to publish a database ranking each teacher’s effectiveness. The paper has released the first in a series of stories examining the enormous impact high-quality teachers can have on children from all backgrounds.

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