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February 12, 2014

Vergara Sisters Testify in Calif. Teacher-Protection Suit Bearing Their Name

Two sisters, plaintiffs in Vergara v. California, take the stand.

February 11, 2014

New York's New Evaluation Policy Rejected by Gov. Cuomo, Unions

Neither New York's governor nor its teachers' unions like flexibility announced by the state's Regents on teacher evaluation results.

February 10, 2014

N.Y. Teachers Could Contest Evaluation Rating Tied to Common Core

Teachers in New York will for now be able to appeal evaluation results on the basis that they didn't receive enough training or support for implementation.

January 31, 2014

Vergara Suit: When Is A Teacher 'Incapable of Remediation?'

As the Vergara v. California civil trial wrapped up its first week here, plaintiffs and their witnesses were beginning to confront this very charged question.

January 27, 2014

High-Profile California Lawsuit on Teacher Protections Begins

A pathbreaking and controversial trial on teacher protections begins this week in Los Angeles, with implications for policies on teacher seniority, tenure, and dismissal.

January 07, 2014

AFT's Weingarten Backtracks on Using Value-Added Measures for Evaluations

Once again, value-added is a no-go for the American Federation of Teachers.

December 23, 2013

D.C. Schools Disclose Errors in Teacher Evaluations; Union Wants Answers

Scores were wrong for only a small fraction of teachers, the school system says, but the president of the Washington Teachers Union says she is "deeply disturbed" by the information.

November 25, 2013

Court Approves New Mexico Chief's Teacher-Evaluation Plan

A state court says the state's education secretary acted within her authority in crafting a teacher-evaluation system put into place this school year.

November 13, 2013

Newspapers in Calif., Fla. Can Access Teachers' Value-Added Data, Courts Rule

Appeals courts in California and Florida have just ruled that releasing 'valued-added' data on teachers' performance is in the public interest.

November 12, 2013

Teacher-Observation Frameworks Need Slimming, Advocacy Group Says

Frameworks for judging teachers are too dense and focus too much on skills over content, a research and advocacy group asserts.

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