Report: Georgia, Maryland, DC stumbled in school reform

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal officials say schools in Georgia, Maryland and the District of Columbia have stumbled in making progress under the Obama administration's Race to the Top grants. The Washington Post reports the Education Department flagged the three jurisdictions Thursday in a progress report on states that received $4 billion in grants. The states are in the third year of the four-year grants. None of the grantees have been ordered to return funds. But Georgia has been moved into a "high risk" category, in part for struggles implementing a new teacher-evaluation system. Officials say the greatest failure in D.C. was it moved to improve only one of 13 low-performing schools. Maryland has had difficulties hiring staff to run data systems aimed at improving instruction and in developing a new teacher-evaluation system.
--- Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


More Local

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOW MORE POLLUTION BECOMES A BIG ... Read More


About 84,000 Georgia children to begin pre-school

ATLANTA (AP) — Department of Early Care and Learning officials say about 84,000 children are expected to enroll in Georgia's pre-kinde ... Read More


Fire Department responds to landing gear issue at airport

The Coweta County Fire Department responded to the Newnan Coweta County Airport – Whitlock Field Sunday afternoon after a pilot radioe ... Read More


One Critical in Saturday's plane crash

One man involved in a single-engine plane crash Saturday in Coweta was listed in critical condition Sunday afternoon at Atlanta Medical Cent ... Read More


Heroin use on the rise in suburbia

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on the spread of drug addiction, including prescription pills, heroin and other opiates i ... Read More

Coweta Community Foundation board elects chair

These are exciting times for the Coweta Community Foundation, say board members. Since the foundation’s recent merger with numerous no ... Read More