(WXIA) -- The U.S. Department of Education recently released its "Year Three" Report for the 12 states participating in the Race to the Top grant initiative.
Educational practices and successes in Georgia were highlighted throughout the report.
"We have taken on some major initiatives and our success is a direct reflection of the collaborative efforts between our department, other education agencies and the hundreds of participating teachers, principals and district leaders around our state," Dr. Susan Andrews, Deputy Superintendent of Race to the Top Implementation in Georgia, said in a release.
"While educational reform work is never easy, we are pleased with the significant progress that our state has made as reflected in this report," Andrews added.
Some highlights from the report include:
* Nearly 300 Georgia teachers were placed in state public schools from alternative certification programs.