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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.

October 30, 2013

Report: Teacher-Evaluation Policies Becoming Increasingly 'Rigorous'

The Washington-based National Council on Teacher Quality released its annual report rounding up states' teacher-evaluation policies, which have become increasingly stringent over the last few years.

October 23, 2013

New York State Teacher-Evaluation Results Reveal Local Discrepancies

While teacher-evaluation results were high for most of New York state, they were low in urban pockets, including Syracuse.

October 17, 2013

Survey Attempts to Gauge Student Satisfaction

200 high school students participated in a survey about Oregon public high schools that seeks to give students a voice in education reform in the state.

October 15, 2013

Teacher-Evaluation Fears Playing Out in New York

A Syracuse high school is serving as a case study for how apparent glitches in an evaluation system can affect teacher morale—and potentially jeopardize teachers' careers.

September 04, 2013

Seattle Teachers Head Off Strike With New Contract

With a show of hands last night, Seattle teachers voted to approve a new two-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike and ensuring that students returned to school on time today.

August 21, 2013

Teacher Evaluations Tied to Test Scores: What the Public Thinks

Two national polls released this week come to different conclusions about whether the public supports incorporating standardized test scores into teachers' evaluations.

August 08, 2013

South Korean 'Teacher' Makes $4 Million

In a recent Wall Street Journal piece, Amanda Ripley writes about a "rock star" teacher in South Korea who makes $4 million a year.

July 10, 2013

Tennessee Teacher-Pay Plan Riles Union

The recent adoption of a new teacher-pay plan in Tennessee has spurred backlash from many union members, including calls for the state's education commissioner to be fired, reports The Tennessean.

July 02, 2013

Crowdsourcing: The Teacher-Voice Solution?

Districts have recently employed crowdsourcing to solve major problems. Could it help teachers authentically add their voices to policy discussions, too?

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