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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.

April 15, 2015

Hiring Teachers for Their Potential in South African Blended Learning Schools

Understanding that the need for high quality education in South Africa is urgent, we have adopted a recruitment and selection strategy at SPARK that focuses more on hiring for potential than on hiring for current capability.

April 14, 2015

Last Days for Illinois K-12 Chief Koch? Governor Seeks 'Transformational' Leader

Gov. Bruce Rauner said that while he likes Christopher Koch, the state needs a new K-12 leader, and the state school board could be ready to pick one.

April 12, 2015

Policy Leaders: Stop Blaming Educators and Help Us Change the System Instead

Come together and build a new design to offer an alternative rather than waste creative energy trying to find new ways to tear down the existing schools and the professionals who work in them.

April 10, 2015

Will Opt-Outs Affect Teacher Evaluations? Probably Not, Say Researchers

A new analysis of standardized test scores suggests that it would take very high numbers of students opting out of tests to hurt a teacher's evaluations.

April 09, 2015

Will New Teacher Evaluation Requirements and Increased Focus on Standardized Testing Have Any Positive Results?

How can we assess teachers as doing a good job or not, if the system in which they are working does not allow for designing the learning opportunities required to prepare their students?

April 08, 2015

What Are Some Juicy State-Policy Tidbits From the Senate ESEA Rewrite?

Key state-level groups are applauding the U.S. Senate's proposed rewrite of federal education law unveiled on April 7. What are some details?

March 31, 2015

What Changes Are Early-Bird NCLB Waiver-Renewal States Seeking?

The first batch of NCLB waiver states to file renewal applications are generally seeking modest changes, as opposed to big revisions.

March 31, 2015

Evaluation Season: Do You Calculate or Motivate?

Is the purpose of the evaluation to measure a place on a continuum of professional achievement OR to identify strengths and areas for improvement that result in more successful learning for students?

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