Members of the Senate education committee agreed at a hearing that teacher evaluations are essential, but it's still unlikely that the NCLB reauthorization will mandate them.
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January 27, 2015
January 08, 2014
The law hits its dozen year mark during the school year in which it specifies, that technically, all children are supposed to be proficient in reading and math.
July 29, 2013
Computer science spurred a rare display of bipartisanship during the recent House debate to revise the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
April 16, 2013
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged those at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event to step up advocacy of the Common Core State Standards.
March 05, 2013
I believe that local educators should be told what to produce, and then they should be turned loose to do it.
March 01, 2013
How we conduct 12 or more years of our children's education is surely a sensitive topic, and hardly a trivial matter.
February 26, 2013
Our achievement goals should be a national decision, not an individual state decision.
January 30, 2013
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has signed legislation stripping Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill of her K-12 authority. Hill has sued to overturn the law.
November 13, 2012
I don't think we need to produce a manifesto for change, but we do need to begin to outline some key steps that could be taken to move public education in a different direction.
November 08, 2012
When disaster strikes (like Sandy) we don't expect the police to volunteer their time, nor the firemen, nor doctors and nurses—although no doubt many do go above and beyond their obligations. But we do expect teachers to make up for the impact of poverty and austerity politics on schoolchildren.