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May 21, 2015

What Would Good Teacher Evaluation Look Like?

Jack Schneider and Mercedes Schneider talk about the current state of teacher evaluation, what reformers are pushing for, and what a high-functioning system might look like.

May 17, 2015

Assessment, Grades, and Feedback: Where Do You Stand Now?

When done well, the evaluation process is open and fair, well communicated, and in the best of cases, leaves room for improvement before a final, summative evaluation takes place.

May 13, 2015

Award-Winning Principal Carol Burris Steps Down to Fight New Evaluations

Carol Burris, a nationally recognized principal, announced recently that she will be resigning from her position after this school year, citing test-heavy teacher-evaluation processes as a key reason for her departure.

May 13, 2015

Seattle's Request for an NCLB Waiver Denied by Ed. Dept.

In applying for the federal leeway, Seattle argued that its district-level system should pass federal muster, since its evaluation does require state test scores be part of the picture.

May 08, 2015

Scores Fall on New Mexico's Revamped Teacher Evaluations

Fewer teachers got ratings of "effective" or better under the state's controversial new rating system.

May 05, 2015

Do Your Evaluations Improve Teachers' Practice?

Improved practice and achievement involves feedback, motivation, coaching, support and belief in the impact principals can have on teachers and teachers on their students.

May 05, 2015

Do YOU Deserve Tenure?

Tenure is supposed to protect the very best of us against situations that threaten our jobs. But who should decide tenure and what qualifications must be met? Here are some thoughts.

May 03, 2015

Myth-o-Mania of Teaching: 5 Lies That Kill Education

Education is full of misconceptions that fuels public misunderstanding. Professionals need to help debunk these corrosive myths to help re-estbalish education as important and positive.

April 21, 2015

Los Angeles District, Teachers Forge Tentative Agreement, Elude Strike

After nearly a year of negotiations and the threat of a strike, the Los Angeles school district has reached a tentative agreement with the teachers' union, settling on a deal that would increase teacher salaries by 10 percent.

April 21, 2015

Accountability, Assessment, and Atlanta: Lessons for Educators

No longer is it about how one teaches, it is about what children learn. The stakes have changed.

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