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August 29, 2014

Which Kind of Teaching?

How teaching practices are observed and evaluated can determine whether teachers shift to deeper learning approaches.

August 26, 2014

Do Evaluations Penalize Teachers of Needy Students?

Studies show that teachers of low-income, minority students get lower ratings on their evaluations. Just why that is remains an open question.

August 25, 2014

Is Waiverless Washington State Still Out in the Cold on Teacher Evaluations?

Washington state lost its waiver because it lacks a law tying student test scores to teacher evaluations, but now federal officials are delaying that requirement for waiver states that need more time.

August 21, 2014

U.S. Ed. Sec. Duncan: Too Much Testing Costs Teachers and Students 'Precious Time'

U.S. Education Secretary identifies bad tests, and too much testing, as key problems, but doesn't provide details yet on what the department might do about them.

August 18, 2014

Deb Delisle on the Promise and Pitfalls of NCLB Waivers

The U.S. Department of Education's assistant secretary for K-12 addresses the promise and pitfalls of the No Child Left Behind Act waivers.

August 15, 2014

N.Y. Union Won't Endorse in Governor's Race

NYSUT opted not to endorse Cuomo or any other candidate for the 2014 governor's race.

August 12, 2014

Wisconsin's Governors Race: Common Core, Teachers, and More

In her bid to unseat Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker, what positions is Democrat Mary Burke taking on key K-12 issues?

August 12, 2014

Republican Lawmakers Ask GAO to Probe NCLB Waivers

Alexander and Kline are curious about the reasoning behind the department's seemingly schizophrenic approach to the teacher evaluation portion of the waivers

August 07, 2014

Reading List: Teacher Tenure, Extended Learning Time, and Early Ed.

August is a great time to take a deep dive into Head Start, extended learning time, and peer-reviewed assessments.

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.

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