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May 08, 2015

Scores Fall on New Mexico's Revamped Teacher Evaluations

Fewer teachers got ratings of "effective" or better under the state's controversial new rating system.

March 30, 2015

New York Budget Agreement Brings Changes, Uncertainty on Teacher Issues

The tentative framework would tighten tenure and dismissal processes and require the state education department to develop a new teacher-evaluation system.

March 26, 2015

In New York, Lawmakers Debate Yet Another Commission on Teacher Evaluation

In the fallout from his controversial proposal to tie increased education aid to policy shifts, Gov. Cuomo is eyeing a panel to rewrite teacher-evaluation rules.

February 19, 2015

Third Lawsuit Takes Aim at Teacher Evaluations in N.M.

The data produced by the system is faulty, leading to arbitrary outcomes for teachers, alleges the lawsuit filed by the Albuquerque Federation of Teachers and others.

February 05, 2015

NEA Lawsuit in Tennessee Challenges Evaluations of 'Non-Tested' Teachers

The suit, filed by the National Education Association's Tennessee affiliate, contends the state's teacher-evaluation system violates educators' due process and equal protection rights.

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.

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