Education officials in Maryland were set to unveil the state's draft application for the second round of Race to the Top funds, which could yield as much as $250 million for the state's schools. Among the reforms expected to be included in the application are a framework for evaluating teachers that would place them into four categories -- ineffective, developing, effective, and highly effective -- and the use of student test scores in teacher assessments for the first time. School districts and unions have until April 23 to endorse the reforms.

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