Georgia gets new pressure to start teacher evaluations

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The federal Department of Education has taken issue with the slow pace of reform in Georgia and $33 million in Race to the Top funds are in danger of disappearing.

A 17-page DOE report designed to take stock of progress of the halfway point of the Race to the Top grants found that Georgia, the District of Columbia and Maryland are each falling behind in the pace of promised reforms.

“Comprehensive education reform isn’t easy, and a few states have faced major challenges in implementing their plans,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan. “As we reach the halfway point, we need to see every state show results.”

Read more about the federal report on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Get Schooled blog here.

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