The amendment to the Student Success Act, the U.S. House re-authorization bill for ESEA, prohibits the federal government from mandating teacher evaluations. This should be applauded because the federal government has no business telling local employers how to evaluate their employees.
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July 20, 2013
July 18, 2013
Marc Tucker discusses the role of teacher evaluations in an effective teacher quality management system.
July 16, 2013
The Florida State Board approved a relaxation of the state's A-F accountability system at the behest of state K-12 chief Tony Bennett.
July 12, 2013
California schools and districts will have to track academic achievement of students in foster care as a separate accountability subgroup.
July 01, 2013
Music star Armando Christian Perez, who is helping open a new charter school in Miami, and others rally charter advocates to strengthen community support.
June 27, 2013
The National Center for Education Statistics today released updated data on states' policy changes on accountability, testing, finance, school choice, and other education issues.
June 14, 2013
Guest post by Zac Chase In his essay "I - Thou - It," David Hawkins describes the triangular relationship between the teacher, the student and the content of learning. He refers to that final piece as the "It" of education -- the larger themes of a unit and the key principles a school espouses and ...
June 11, 2013
Test results from Texas and Florida released in early June show flat results on many tests, but improvement on some.
June 10, 2013
The nation's most ELL-rich school district continues to roll out its latest plan to raise achievement for students who are still learning English.
June 07, 2013
A pair of measures introduced in Congress encourage the use of "adaptive" testing, exams that respond to student answers to gauge the performance level.