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Montgomery County has long touted its teacher evaluation system, which includes peer review for struggling teachers, as a great tool to ensure quality in the classroom. However, State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery - the head of Maryland's schools - is not impressed.
Federal officials say schools in Georgia, Maryland and the District of Columbia have stumbled in making progress under the Obama administration's Race to the Top grants.
Federal education officials say some Maryland "Race to the Top" programs were delayed by hiring troubles in the first year of the initiative, but the state is "well-positioned" for a second year and beyond.
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