Del. Officials Review "Race to the Top" Reforms

Monday, Apr 7, 2014  |  Updated 12:10 PM EDT
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Officials Review "Race to the Top" Reforms

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State officials are reviewing Delaware's progress in implementing Race to the Top education reforms.

Gov. Jack Markell planned to join education secretary Mark Murphy on Monday to update state Board of Education member on what Delaware has done with the four-year $119 million federal grant it received in 2010.

Monday's discussion will be followed by a visit to Wilmington on Wednesday by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to mark the four-year anniversary of Delaware's selection as one of the first two states to receive Race to the Top funding.

Two years ago, Delaware delayed implementation of a key element of the state's education reform plan, linking teacher evaluations to student achievement. 

Officials said at the time that they needed to find an evaluation system acceptable to the state teacher's union.

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