TOP OF THE HEAP: Education Reform Prize Winners Named
The President announced the winners of his “Race to the Top” education reform competition. Schools across the country initiated education reforms, including new teacher accountability criteria, in an effort to receive part of the $3.4 billion reward, which is part of the stimulus package. The money will be shared by the winning states of Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C.
MOMism: “Shake it up, baby.” When the status quo is not working, then we’ve got the shake it up a little. It makes things more interesting, that’s for sure! Our kids should know they do not have to accept the way things are done, just because that’s the way they’ve always been done. If something’s not working, then we need to try another approach. The President is challenging states to try something new…to come up with our own solutions for our struggling public schools. MAMAs – what are your blue ribbon ideas to improve our schools?