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, © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More Local

Man found guilty of child molestation, enticement

A man with two previous arrests for rape was convicted Tuesday of molesting a child. It took a jury only a few hours to convict Randy Hunter ... Read More

Piedmont Newnan thwarts talk of urgent care plans

Despite information presented by Piedmont Newnan Hospital executives to Coweta business and industry officials last summer, hospital represe ... Read More

First Coweta recipients of REACH scholarship recognized

Two Coweta eighth graders were recognized by Georgia first lady Sandra Deal, as they became the first recipients in the Coweta County School ... Read More

Emissions scandal affects VW stocks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Division has had the technology to identify citizens falsifying emissions tests for the past 10 years, but ... Read More

Transcripts more than a year late

Delinquent court reporter released from jail

A court reporter who was jailed for contempt of Coweta Superior Court was more than a year behind on providing transcripts of cases. Accordi ... Read More

GSP: Speed, conditions to blame for fatality

A single-vehicle fatality earlier this week was due to bad weather and driving too fast for conditions, according to the Georgia State Patro ... Read More