Report analyzes effects, future of $400 million Race to the Top grant | Gwinnett Daily Post

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Dec

Report analyzes effects, future of $400 million Race to the Top grant | Gwinnett Daily Post

Four years after Georgia received a $400 million federal grant to improve education, officials are evaluating its effect and where its momentum could take education.

While the Race to the Top grant had several delays, top education officials have said the state must maintain momentum in education reform that was sparked by the grant.

The Georgia Department of Education recently asked the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education to perform an independent review of its work, which resulted in a 50-page report.

“Georgia is moving forward, but we have to take advantage of this momentum if we hope to make lasting improvements and remain competitive in the global marketplace,” GPEE President Steve Dolinger said. “It is my belief because of this effort, Georgia is well positioned to undertake new and innovative ways to improve teaching and learning.”

Susan Andrews, Georgia Department of Education Deputy Superintendent for Race to the Top, said the seven agencies involved in the work did an incredible job, which the report noted.

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