Race to the Top funds could be used to help avoid teacher layoffs

A federal lawmaker has proposed a plan to take $500 million in Race to the Top money and spend it on saving teachers' jobs -- a change opposed by Department of Education officials. Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., also proposed that $200 million be transferred from a fund that provides pay-for-performance stipends for teachers, and that another $100 million be taken from a fund that pays for new charter schools. Lawmakers are considering the funding moves to help cover the $10 billion they say is needed to prevent widespread layoffs.

View Full Article in:

Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Visible Men Academy
Bradenton, FL
Director, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Europe
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Program Director, Education and Learning
Urban Libraries Council
Washington, DC
Senior Researcher\/Technical Assistance Consultant (8264)
American Institutes for Research
Washington, DC
K-12 Teachers Needed at Int’l Schools
The International Educator
Multiple Locations