Learning Forward releases an updated set of professional-development standards.
The District of Columbia plans to give raises and bonuses to more than 600 teachers and dismiss some 200 others based primarily on data generated by its teacher-evaluation system, officials announced today.
A state auditor finds improvements in the management of California's teacher-credentialing body.
New York's board of regents has quietly approved changes to teacher education rules that promise to significantly reshape training in that state.
Well, readers, it was a wild ride: This year's National Education Association convention was full of twists and turns. We're happy that you were able to follow along with our coverage here at Education Week's Teacher Beat blog. There are a few loose ends that I wanted to follow up on before we return to our regularly scheduled programming. I mentioned many of them in my "preview" item from a week ago, and didn't want you to think I had forgotten about them. • At Intercepts, Mike Antonucci notes an NEA development that somehow got lost in all the action this...
In the union's strongest stance yet against the popular alternative-certification program, National Education Association delegates approved an item that accuses TFA of taking jobs from other teachers.
Internal caucuses within the NEA pushed for changes to its teacher-evaluation proposal.
I've been getting lots of queries about the NEA's new teacher-evaluation policy, and the best way to address this is to list some of the common assertions I'm reading out there and to try to parse their "truthiness." Without further ado: The policy statement adds nothing new to NEA's position on evaluations. FALSE. Your intrepid blogger dragged NEA's 450-page handbook all the way to Chicago for just this kind of question! And under perusal, I found that current resolution D-20, which governs existing policy on teacher evaluation is fairly unspecific as to what should be reviewed in evaluations. The new ...
Despite a lot of hand-wringing, delegates to the National Education Association's Representative Assembly approved an early endorsement for President Barack Obama, and by a good margin.
NEA affiliates can in theory but not yet in practice use test scores as part of a teacher's evaluation.