Carol Burris, a nationally recognized principal, announced recently that she will be resigning from her position after this school year, citing test-heavy teacher-evaluation processes as a key reason for her departure.
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May 13, 2015
April 10, 2015
A new analysis of standardized test scores suggests that it would take very high numbers of students opting out of tests to hurt a teacher's evaluations.
January 26, 2015
Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.
July 18, 2014
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
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
While teacher-evaluation results were high for most of New York state, they were low in urban pockets, including Syracuse.
October 17, 2013
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
A Syracuse high school is serving as a case study for how apparent glitches in an evaluation system can affect teacher moraleand potentially jeopardize teachers' careers.
September 04, 2013
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
Two national polls released this week come to different conclusions about whether the public supports incorporating standardized test scores into teachers' evaluations.