Education

Race to Top Details Are UP

By Stephen Sawchuk — July 23, 2009 1 min read

See Michele McNeil’s story here.

There are tons of juicy teacher-policy elements in the proposed application criteria that need to be analyzed, so keep with us tomorrow right here at Teacher Beat as we pick through it all.

In brief, the application contains implications for policies on teacher-preparation program accountability, on the equitable distribution of teachers, and on using test scores as part of the criteria for making pay, promotion, tenure and evaluation decisions.

The teachers’ unions were hesitant to comment without seeing all of the details, which will appear in tomorrow’s Federal Register. We’ll update you as we get more.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.