National News Roundup
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded $691,000 to the National Governors' Association for a project to help states restructure schools and the teaching profession.
The grant, announced this month, will enable the NGA to continue its Restructuring Schools Project. The effort provides matching grants to states for initiatives in such areas as teacher testing, the state role in encouraging school innovation, and the recruitment of minority teachers.
Last year, Carnegie gave the association $890,000 toward the project. During the program's second year, the NGA plans to work intensively with states on such issues as new roles for teachers and administrators, rethinking accountability systems, and assessing higher-order thinking skills.
A new competition for $100,000 in matching grants is expected to be announced soon.