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July 29, 2014

Race to the Top Is Five Years Old, But Did It Actually Improve Student Achievement?

At the time Race the Top was first rolled out, some researchers noted that many of the policies it favored, especially boosting charter and evaluating teachers based on test scores, didn't have a strong scientific base to back them up.

July 28, 2014

Some States Without NCLB Waivers Say They Dodged a Bullet

Not having to negotiate with federal officials on the finer points of teacher evaluation, rigorous standards, or school turnarounds has made it easier to chart their own paths, some education leaders say.

July 27, 2014

Entering Next Year Prepared to Ignite the Hearts and Minds of Our Teachers

As much as we must attend to the standards and assessments, it is important to attend to the human beings. We need a balance, and as the next school year approaches, it is a good time to think freshly about igniting the minds and hearts of teachers again so they can do the same for their students.

July 24, 2014

Calif. Newspaper Can't Access Teacher Growth Scores With Names, Court Rules

The latest in a back-and-forth between The Los Angeles Times and the nation's second-largest district over access to teacher "value added" information.

July 23, 2014

Teacher Pay Starts Low, Grows Slowly, Is Generally Awful, Report Says

D.C. may be one of the best places for career teachers in search of high pay, a new report says, while South Dakota is unquestionably the worst.

July 21, 2014

Teacher Designs App to Help Colleagues 'CYA' During Evaluations

A new app developed by a Pennsylvania teacher lets educators catalog and store classroom evidence that their work is meeting new evaluation standards.

July 18, 2014

TNTP Presses for Performance-Pay Systems for Teachers

To bolster teacher quality, schools systems desperately need to institute variable pay structures that reward educators based on performance and challenging assignments, according to a report released this week by TNTP, a prominent nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization.

July 18, 2014

Maryland, Idaho Receive NCLB Waiver Extensions

The Old Line State and the Gem State became the seventh, and eighth states to see their waivers extended, for one additional year

July 17, 2014

Some Race to Top States Tinker With Teacher Evaluations

Several Race to the Top states are tweaking their implementation of new teacher-evaluation policies adopted as part of the promises made in their applications.

July 14, 2014

Transforming the Teaching Profession

Jana Bryant, a 2014-2015 Hope Street Group Kentucky State Teacher Fellow discusses how honest feedback can help transform the teaching profession.

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