Nine States and the District of Columbia Win Second Round Race to the Top Grants

By on August 25, 2010 in What Makes A Great Teacher?

August 24th, 2010 Nine states and the District of Columbia were awarded Race to the Top Grants during the second round.The winning phase 2 applications are: District of Columbia,Hands-on inquiry-based professional staff development teacher training by Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island. The Race to the Top state competition is designed to reward states that are leading the way in comprehensive, coherent, statewide education reform across four key areas:

  • Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace;
  • Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals how to improve instruction;         
  • Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most; and
  • Turning around their lowest performing schools.

Providing effective professional staff development teacher training opportunities  is a major component of how Race to the Top Grant funds are to be spent. Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski has provided over 650 professional staff development/teacher training workshops nationwide.  All of Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski’s professional staff development/teacher training workshops are hands-on-minds-on, inquiry-based, view Dr. Diana Wehrell-Grabowski’s professional staff development teacher training workshops here.

Read more details about the winners of the second run of The Race to the Top Grants from EdGov here.