Tuesday, March 09, 2010

DCPS finalist in Obama admin's "Race to the Top"

DCPS is one of 16 "states" to make it to the final round of the Obama administration's Race to the Top program which will dole out $4.35 billion in grants to the winners.  Recipients are determined by 19 criteria (which you can find in this document) such as student performance, if teachers performance is measured, openness to charter schools.

The Wall Street Journal piece linked above has the following graph showing the average 8th grade student math and reading scores for the 16 finalists.

DCPS still has a long way to go to catch up to the rest of the country.

UPDATE:  More in the Post.

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