In an interview with the AJC, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who will be in Atlanta Friday to speak to an education conference, praised the state’s CRCT investigation, saying, “I wish more states would look at this kind of thing.”
Duncan will speak Friday to the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education at the downtown Hilton.
But the second part of his day gets interesting. Duncan is joining Atlanta Superintendent Beverly L. Hall for a classroom visit and discussion at an APS school, the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy. I wonder if the CRCT probe — a probe that largely focuses on Atlanta schools – comes up in the roundtable discussion.
Of great relief to the state DOE, Duncan said the score scandal isn’t likely to affect the state’s chance at a Race to the Top grant. Georgia is considered a strong contender for a grant because it has already initiated many of the reforms that the White House and Duncan want