race to the top http://ripr.org en Duncan weighs in on RI’s Race to the Top programs and Providence schools http://ripr.org/post/duncan-weighs-ri-s-race-top-programs-and-providence-schools <div class="wp-caption alignleft" id="attachment_1981" style="width: 310px"><a href="http://wrnieducationblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/arne-duncan-credit-ralph-alswang.jpg"><img alt="" class="size-medium wp-image-1981" src="http://wrnieducationblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/arne-duncan-credit-ralph-alswang.jpg?w=300&amp;h=200" title="arne duncan credit Ralph Alswang" height="200" width="300"></a><p class="wp-caption-text">U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Photo by Ralph Alswang.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 18:35:56 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8412 at http://ripr.org How the state spent $335,500 in Race to the Top funds http://ripr.org/post/how-state-spent-335500-race-top-funds <p>Here’s the Rhode Island Department of Education’s newly minted <a href="http://rigm.ride.ri.gov" target="_blank">tool</a> for comparing school performance.</p><p>The website graphs both proficiency rates on annual state tests of English and Mathematics and individual score changes from one year to the next. Education officials call it “the Rhode Island Growth Model Visualization Tool.”</p><p>Starting next year, the state will start keeping track of growth data for individual teachers and classrooms.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 19:00:26 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8420 at http://ripr.org