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November 19, 2015

Fact-Check: Is Clinton Right That There's 'No Evidence' Behind Test Scores in Teacher Evaluation?

Research shows that value-added does pick up performance information on teachers, but that doesn't mean it ought to be used for evaluation purposes.

November 04, 2015

Report: Test-Based Teacher Evaluations Have Gained 'Strong Foothold' in States

A new "state of the states" report by NCTQ makes the case that evaluations through test scores are already part of the picture in most states.

October 28, 2015

Vicki Phillips, Outgoing K-12 Director at Gates, Reflects on Her Tenure, Priorities

Phillips' next move is unclear, but it's likely to be somewhere in the K-12 education world.

October 09, 2015

New Resource: When Teacher Evaluation Hits the Courts

Be sure to check out our new resource on which states' teacher-evaluation systems are being challenged, and why.

September 17, 2015

N.Y. Regents Question Evaluation-Scoring Model, Offer Flexibility

In the latest change, some New York teachers could appeal their "growth score" under new regulations approved by the state Board of Regents.

July 17, 2015

New Calif. Lawsuit Seeks to Compel Use of Tests in Teacher Evaluation

From the team that brought you the Vergara v. California lawsuit comes a new legal challenge aimed at forcing districts to use test scores to evaluate their teachers.

June 11, 2015

Mexico Reinstates Teacher Evaluations After Elections

The Mexican government has reinstated its plan to implement evaluations for public school teachers in the country, after suspending it last month amid protests by teachers.

June 03, 2015

Mexican Government Suspends Teacher Evaluations Amid Protests, Strike

Members of radical wing of Mexico's national teachers' union went on an indefinite strike this week in an attempt block President Enrique Peña Nieto's education-overhaul package, according to news reports.

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.

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