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Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
The Education Department will let states with NCLB waivers seek a delay in tying student test scores to teacher evaluations until the 2015-16 school year.
August 22, 2014 - Education Week
With hundreds of millions of dollars left in the Obama administration's signature education-redesign program, here's a look at how much grant money the 12 biggest winners still have in their coffers.
July 24, 2014 - Education Week
Tennessee is trying to turn around its poorest-performing schools through the Achievement School District (ASD). The goal is to catapult those schools from the bottom 5 percent to the top 25 percent within five years.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Over the last three years, Tennessee launched a massive training effort to help teachers adjust to new, tougher common-core standards by recruiting 700 high-performing teachers within the state to coach more than 70,000 of their peers.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
One of the earliest winners in the federal grant competition is working to make sure its efforts to transform public education don't slip away when its $500 million runs out.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Faced with crafting complex applications for federal Race to the Top aid, and putting that money to work if they won, states turned to consultants for help.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
In 2012, the Iredell-Statesville district in North Carolina won a $20 million grant to pursue a personalized-learning initiative. Now, the district's leaders want to make sure they get it right.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
Nearly four years after winning its Race to the Top grant, Georgia still has a rocky climb to the education-redesign summit outlined in the state's application for the federal grant program.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week

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