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January 27, 2015

Researchers Urge Consideration of Poverty in Teacher-Evaluation Systems

A forthcoming study from a University of Missouri team says that teacher evaluation should compare teachers and students in "equally circumstanced" schools.

January 21, 2015

California Districts Ignoring Teacher-Evaluation Law, Report Claims

Many California districts continue not to include student learning as a measure of teacher quality, a new report from the advocacy group EdVoice alleges.

January 13, 2015

Few Parents Examine N.Y. Teachers' Evaluation Scores

New York law has made it possible for parents to view the final score their students' teachers receive, but few are availing themselves of the opportunity.

December 30, 2014

In Surprise Veto, N.Y. Gov. Nixes Teacher-Evaluation 'Safety Net'

Gov. Cuomo has vetoed his own bill to delay the use of common-core tests in teachers' evaluations.

December 10, 2014

Tennessee Gov. Proposes Reducing Weight of Test Scores in Evaluation

Bill Haslam, a Republican, says teachers have convinced him that there should be less weight given to test scores in the state's teacher-evaluation system.

December 03, 2014

Principals' Group Latest to Criticize 'Value Added' for Teacher Evaluations

The National Association of Secondary School Principals says the estimates shouldn't factor into personnel decisions on teachers.

October 22, 2014

Newark May Have Fired Teachers Prematurely, Ruling Indicates

In what may have broader implications, Newark jumped the gun in seeking the dismissal of the teacher under a new teacher-evaluation law, an arbitrator decided.

September 29, 2014

NEA Sues New Mexico Schools Chief Over Teacher Evaluations

New Mexico is the latest state to face legal action over its teacher-evaluation plan.

September 10, 2014

Missouri Group Backs Off of Ballot Measure Aimed at Weakening Teacher Tenure

Supporters of a constitutional amendment limiting teacher contracts to three years in Missouri are calling off their campaign.

August 26, 2014

Do Evaluations Penalize Teachers of Needy Students?

Studies show that teachers of low-income, minority students get lower ratings on their evaluations. Just why that is remains an open question.

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