October 2011 Archives

Guest post from Rod McCloy & Andrea Sinclair Teacher evaluation has become a major focus of reform at the highest levels of education policymaking. The Obama administration awarded states more points for plans to improve teacher evaluation in their Race to the Top applications than for nearly any other policy area. The administration's Blueprint for Reform for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (i.e., NCLB) would require states to revamp teacher evaluation to receive significant amounts of federal funding. The administration has also allocated federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) money for "persistently low-performing" schools adopting the Transformation model, which ...


Unless this is your first visit to this blog, you've probably noticed that I haven't posted in about a month. I owe you an explanation and an apology for the lack of communication. The short version is that I've become very busy with my job as a principal, graduate school, and another major project I've started for school leaders. While I enjoy writing and engaging with readers here, I can't currently dedicate time to the extensive reading that this blog requires each week, so it has gone dormant. I will be starting my dissertation in the next few months, so ...


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