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Morning Announcements: August 24, 2010

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August 24, 2010 04:01 pm


Morning_AnnouncementsEducation Week
reports that the Department of Education has announced the Race to the Top Round 2 Winners, the dollar amount that each state is slated to receive, and their total point score:

  • District of Columbia: $75 million. Score: 450.0
  • Florida: $700 million. Score: 452.4
  • Georgia: $400 million. Score: 446.4
  • Hawaii: $75 million. Score: 462.4
  • Maryland: $250 million. Score: 450.0
  • Massachusetts: $250 million. Score: 471.0
  • New York: $700 million. Score: 464.8
  • North Carolina: $400 million. Score: 441.6
  • Ohio: $400 million. Score: 440.8
  • Rhode Island: $75 million. Score: 451.2

Secretary Duncan’s plans to turnaround 1,000 schools a year using federal stimulus money are delayed due to stalled negotiations among federal regulators, state officials and local educators, reports the New York Times.

The Chicago Tribune reports that fifteen Chicago Public Schools plan to add ninety minutes to the schedule using online courses and nonteachers. The extra time will be tacked on to the end of the school day and be split evenly between math and reading.

Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett delivers the state’s first State of Education address and calls for linking teacher pay to student performance.


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