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December 21, 2014

New York City Finds an Effective Way to Evaluate Teachers

Under a new evaluation system that is being hailed as a better way of assessing teacher performance, nine out of ten New York City teachers received one of the top two rankings.

December 03, 2014

Principals' Group Latest to Criticize 'Value Added' for Teacher Evaluations

The National Association of Secondary School Principals says the estimates shouldn't factor into personnel decisions on teachers.

November 21, 2014

Duncan Wants NAEP Leaders to Help Shape 'Assessment 3.0'

Secretary Duncan hails the role NAEP played in leading states to work together on new tests.

November 20, 2014

Interview With Howard Everson on Common-Core Implementation

An interview with Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Education at CUNY Howard Everson about how the Common Core helps teachers shift from a topic-centered point of view to a learner-centered perspective.

November 13, 2014

Ed. Dept. to Give Some Waiver States Fast Track to Longer Renewal

States seeking to keep their NCLB law waivers will have to do more to show how they plan to identify and intervene in low-performing schools, but won't have to give data showing their new systems are improving student achievement, new U.S. Department of Education guidance says.

November 12, 2014

Interview With Two Contributors to the Common-Core Literacy Standards

An interview with Catherine Snow of Harvard Graduate School of Education and Sue Pimentel of Student Achievement Partners on developing curriculum and professional development aligned to the Common Core.

November 10, 2014

Blended Learning Requires New Human-Resources Strategies, Group Contends

New roles for teachers in blended classrooms should mean new recruitment, evaluation, and retention strategies by districts, says a new report from TNTP.

November 10, 2014

Ed. Dept. Directs States to Improve Teacher Distribution

Twenty-seven pages of new guidance released on the issue Monday appear to give states a lot of running room to figure out just what these equity plans should look like.

October 28, 2014

Coalition of Ed. Groups, Unions Calls For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.

October 28, 2014

How Well Did Schools Implement School Improvement Grants?

None of the low-performing schools participating in an IES survey took all the steps they were encouraged to take.

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