District could see benefits from hiring teachers who ace audition lessons and have strong academic backgrounds, a study concludes.
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March 14, 2016
February 10, 2016
Among other things, the independent "master educator" observations will be eliminated.
January 25, 2016
When low-performing teachers were replaced with new teachers, students did significantly better, the study found.
September 17, 2015
Teachers who spend their own money on their classrooms would be eligible for a permanent tax deduction of up to $250 worth of folders, stickers, whiteboards, and anything else they need, under a bill passed Thursday by the House Ways and Means committee.
June 16, 2015
In a reversal of roles, the union says that the district is trying to hide crucial information on the controversial educator-evaluation system.
June 19, 2014
D.C. won't use a test-score-based method for judging teachers in 2014-15.
April 02, 2014
What will happen to Washington's high-profile education initiatives, such as the IMPACT teacher-evaluation system, once a new mayor takes office?
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.
September 17, 2012
At long last, the education advocacy group begun by former D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee has named a new, permanent board of directors. In addition to Rhee herself, the board members include: • comedian and school choice advocate Bill Cosby; • decorated television journalist Connie Ch...
June 25, 2012
Education advocacy group StudentsFirst seems to have raised about $7.6 million between its founding in October 2010 and July 2011, according to tax forms released today by the group.