The mayor of the District of Columbia harbors concerns that the city's IMPACT teacher evaluation doesn't account for differences in the students and schools located across the city and therefore may not be fair to teachers, The Washington Post reports. This is a subtle but important story with pote...
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January 20, 2011
December 01, 2010
Nathan Saunders eked out a win over incumbent George Parker in a very tight and contentious race for the presidency of the Washington Teachers' Union.
November 02, 2010
The winner of the race for the presidency of the Washington Teachers' Union could have an impact on the future of education reform in the District of Columbia's much-scrutinized school system.
October 07, 2010
Protocols for observing teachers in the classroom during an evaluation should be written in such a way as to leave little room for inference so ratings are clear and objective, the New Teacher Project asserts in a new report.
September 10, 2010
Leaders in the District of Columbia today announced details of the performance-based-pay program enshrined in its recently inked contract. Under the system, deemed "IMPACTplus,"—a reference to the IMPACT teacher-evaluation system upon which the pay decisions will be made—teachers deemed ...
September 08, 2010
Next week's D.C. Mayoral primary has strong implications for the future of teacher policy in the Nation's Capital.
July 23, 2010
D.C.'s school chancellor moves to lay off more than 300 teachers, mostly for poor performance.
June 01, 2010
District of Columbia teachers could approve the much-watched tentative agreement their union signed with Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee tomorrow.
April 30, 2010
The District's chief financial officer told the city council this morning he can't certify the contract as fiscally sound because the city hasn't been able to prove it can pay for the contract.
April 16, 2010
So just how much cash does the District of Columbia's school system actually have? Good question, and there's a big interagency fight here in town going on to get to the bottom of it. You may remember that last year that the district's school system cited a huge budget deficit to justify the layof...