Implications of Race to the Top Grants on Evaluation of School Social Workers

Michelle E. Alvarez, Christine Anlauf Sabatino, Andy J. Frey, David R. Dupper, Brenda Coble Lindsey, James C. Raines, Frederick Streeck, Anne McInerney, Molly Norris

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As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5), the U.S. Department of Education (2012a) has awarded more than $4.35 billion for Race to the Top (RTT) grants to states that were willing to implement school reform. The grant proposals were required to address educational reform in the areas of improving student outcomes, standards and assessment for students, and teacher and principal evaluations that incorporate student outcome data (U.S. Department of Education, 2012b). In 2010, 11 states (Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee) and the District of Columbia were awarded RTT funds, and in 2011, seven states (Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania) received funding (U.S. Department of Education, 2012b). This editorial addresses the evaluation mandate component of RTT and its implications for school social...
Original languageAmerican English
JournalChildren and schools
StatePublished - Oct 2012


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