With Florida’s unexpected loss in the first round of Race to the Top (RTTT) funding, the battle over performance pay focused on Senate Bill 6, which would have mandated teacher and principal performance pay and ended teacher tenure (see full summary on Page 7).
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The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) received $200 million through ARRA. TIF is not a new program; it debuted in 2006 under Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.
On March 29th, Secretary Duncan announced the first round winners of the Race to the Top (RTTT) program, funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Forty-one states applied, 16 made the finals, and in the end, just two states—Delaware and Tennessee—made the cut.
Karen Elzey participated in an online chat on education and workforce training put on by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Campaign for Free Enterprise as part of Enterprise and Education Month.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, as the U.S. Department of Education’s much anticipated Race to the Top winners were announced, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce congratulated both Tennessee and Delaware for being the only two states awarded the top prize, $500 million and $100 million respectively.
2010 could be a landmark year for education reform. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—better known as No Child Left Behind—is up for reauthorization, giving Congress and the Obama administration the opportunity to strengthen a law passed with bipartisan support that is producing real results.
Join Rick Hess and Michael Petrilli for a discussion of the Race to the Top phase 1 winners, the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant application, and the release of the Blueprint for Education Reform.
The third monthly installment from ICW on the education programs and initiatives funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
WASHINGTON D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today urged Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year on a bipartisan basis and believes the Department of Education’s Blueprint for Education Reform: Reauthorizing the ESEA is an important first step in the process.
Join ICW as we discuss President Obama’s State of the Union Address and what his Administration’s plans are for improving education and job training during the year.