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July 24, 2015

New GAO Report: Teacher Prep Programs Lack Performance Data

Seven states ignored the federal higher education law's requirement to identify "at risk" and "low performing" teacher programs, some of them blatantly.

July 09, 2015

Appeals Court Upholds Florida Law on Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

A federal appeals court has upheld a Florida law that requires teacher performance evaluations to be based in part on student test scores.

July 06, 2015

Rural Colorado District Receives Teacher Evaluation Waiver

The small, rural district will not use student test scores in teacher evaluations this year.

June 24, 2015

Parents in Colo. District Launch Website to Chronicle Teacher Turnover

Unhappy with recent decisions by the local school board, a group of parents in Jefferson County, Colo., has created a website to chronicle an expected wave teachers' departures from their district over the next year.

June 23, 2015

Reason #2 Why CTA Should Reimagine Permanent Status Now

The appeal to the Vergara case will be heard very soon. I don't claim to be psychic so I am making a well educated guess here when I say I think the appellate court will remand the decision for further study. This leads me to reason #2 why the California Teachers Association (CTA) should reimagine tenure now: The most vulnerable students need the best teachers.

June 18, 2015

Teachers and Leaders: Question the Meaning and Purpose of Evaluation

No matter the intention of the assessment of performance, whether of student, teacher, or principal, the result is an evaluation that is most often received as a judgment of and a stopping place for the evaluated.

June 16, 2015

Ed. Policy Irony: Union Pushes Back on D.C. Plan to Shield Evaluation Data

In a reversal of roles, the union says that the district is trying to hide crucial information on the controversial educator-evaluation system.

June 11, 2015

Mexico Reinstates Teacher Evaluations After Elections

The Mexican government has reinstated its plan to implement evaluations for public school teachers in the country, after suspending it last month amid protests by teachers.

June 09, 2015

School-Performance Measure or School-Income Measure?

Numbers can't tell us everything about a school. School Performance Measures that aim to do so are a fallacy at best, and at their worst, they're harmful to low-income students.

June 03, 2015

Mexican Government Suspends Teacher Evaluations Amid Protests, Strike

Members of radical wing of Mexico's national teachers' union went on an indefinite strike this week in an attempt block President Enrique Peña Nieto's education-overhaul package, according to news reports.

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