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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.

August 22, 2014

Teachers Highly Rated Under Hawaii, Delaware Systems

Continuing a trend, Hawaii and Delaware data show an overwhelming majority of teachers meeting standards.

July 28, 2014

Second Vergara-Inspired Lawsuit Filed in New York

A second Vergara-inspired lawsuit in New York takes aim at teacher tenure.

July 24, 2014

Calif. Newspaper Can't Access Teacher Growth Scores With Names, Court Rules

The latest in a back-and-forth between The Los Angeles Times and the nation's second-largest district over access to teacher "value added" information.

July 07, 2014

NEA Strengthens Opposition to Tests in Teacher Evaluation

The National Education Association adopted policy formally proscribing the use of standardized tests in teachers' evaluations--a stronger stance than just three years earlier.

July 05, 2014

NEA Delegates Tackle State Takeover, National-Board Certification, and ... Breastfeeding?

The NEA voted to call for a moratorium on state takeovers of school districts, and on a myriad of other topics--not all related to education.

July 04, 2014

NEA Election Results Are In: Garcia Wins Presidency

With 94 percent of the vote going her way, Lily Eskelsen Garcia was elected president of the National Education Association today at the union's convention.

June 27, 2014

Maryland Officials, Unions Reach Accord on Some Teacher-Evaluation Components

Maryland, its unions, and administrators' groups vow to collaborate on the development of student academic-growth goals.

June 20, 2014

New York Law Puts Safety Net Under Teacher Evaluations

Under new legislation, New York's teachers won't be penalized for low scores on the state test-score based portion of their evaluation in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

June 19, 2014

D.C. Announces One-Year Pause of 'Value Added' for Teachers' Evaluations

D.C. won't use a test-score-based method for judging teachers in 2014-15.

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