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.
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January 31, 2014
January 27, 2014
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
Once again, value-added is a no-go for the American Federation of Teachers.
December 23, 2013
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
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
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
Frameworks for judging teachers are too dense and focus too much on skills over content, a research and advocacy group asserts.
October 30, 2013
The Washington-based National Council on Teacher Quality released its annual report rounding up states' teacher-evaluation policies, which have become increasingly stringent over the last few years.
October 17, 2013
The city's closely-watched system for evaluating teachers and providing bonus pay appears to have motivated weak teachers to make improvements, and to spur already-effective teachers to even higher levels of performance, a study finds.
October 08, 2013
The Syracuse Teachers Association is not happy with results indicating that 40 percent of teachers are "developing" or "ineffective."