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January 24, 2012

Reports: Don't Forget Professional Development in Evaluation

A pair of new reports outlines how districts can think about using revised teacher evaluation systems to improve the quality of the teaching force.

January 19, 2012

N.Y.'s Cuomo Ties Funding Increase to New Teacher Evaluation Plan

As you may know, I'm tied up covering teacher-education rulemaking this morning. Fortunately, State EdWatch's Sean Cavanagh has some important news for you on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bold attempt to spur teacher-evaluation reform in the state by conditioning state aid on the finalization of s...

January 12, 2012

NYC's Evaluation Impasse: From 'Transformation' to 'Turnaround'?

New York City schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott has lobbed the next volley in an escalating conflict with the teachers' union over a new evaluation system.

December 14, 2011

TNTP to Incorporate Student Surveys into Evaluations

Teacher-training group TNTP plans to incorporate a student-feedback measure into the system it's developing to evaluate its teachers, becoming one of first organizations in the nation to use such measures formally.

November 23, 2011

States' ESEA Waiver Bids Murky on Teacher Evaluations

Only five of the 11 states that have applied for ESEA waivers have a firm mechanism in place for implementing teacher-evaluation systems statewide, according to a review of the plans.

November 18, 2011

UTLA President Responds to Members' Evaluation Push

UTLA's president responds to an initiative by members to force a teacher-evaluation vote.

November 16, 2011

EdWeek Unveils Special Report on Labor-Management Collaboration

EdWeek unveils its new special report on labor-management collaboration.

November 16, 2011

Student Achievement, Observations Correlated in Chicago Pilot

Both a value-added method and a series of observations identified the same teachers as particularly high or low-performing under Chicago's teacher-evaluation pilot, a new study concludes.

November 01, 2011

Teacher Evaluations in Los Angeles Headed to the Courts?

A group of Los Angeles parents are threatening to sue the school district unless it begins to conduct teacher evaluations that comply with state law.

October 26, 2011

Study: States' Teacher-Evaluation Policies Are A-Changin'

A new study from the National Council on Teacher Quality examines the "changing landscape" of teacher-evaluation policies across the states.

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