Are We Ready to Race?

In “NC Submits Race to the Top Application” (1/22/10), The NC Public School Forum summarized the 195-page application as follows:

Governor Perdue announced this week that North Carolina’s $459.5 million application for Race to the Top was submitted to the U.S. Department over the weekend. According to the Governor, North Carolina’s application stressed four areas of improve and development for K-12 public education:

  • Internationally-benchmarked standards and assessments;
  • Development of data systems that measure success and improve instruction;
  • Supporting effective teachers and leaders;
  • and Turning around low-performing schools.
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