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DE Leaders Reviewing Race To The Top Reform

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DOVER, Del. - Delaware leaders are reviewing the state's progress in implementing the "Race to the Top" reforms at schools.
 
This comes three weeks after the U.S. Department of Education released its third year progress report for the program. Two years ago, Delaware delayed implementation of a key element of the state's education 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.

"From the very beginning, we were focused on the sustainability," said Gov. Jack Markell. "I would never have signed the application if we didn't understand very well from the beginning what the ongoing commitment would be so our estimate is that we would be able to sustain it for about $10 million a year."

In 2010, Delaware received a four-year, $119 million dollar federal grant for the program.

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