Democracy Now: Tennessee and Delaware Awarded $600M in Race to the Top Program
In education news, the Obama administration has awarded $600 million in grants to schools in Delaware and Tennessee as part of the Race to the Top Program. Forty states and the District of Columbia applied for the grants that are designed to spur school reform. Tennessee recently lifted its cap on the number of new charter schools. Both Tennessee and Delaware have imposed new measures that base teacher pay and promotions partly on how well their students perform.