Two months after AFT President Randi Weingarten commented that education can learn a lesson about performance evaluations from National Football League teams, Eduwonk Andrew Rotherham checks in with a couple of experts on the validity of the comparison. In a piece on Time.com, Rotherham interviews T...
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January 21, 2011
Looking for ways to save money? Gift Card Granny provides a list of stores that reward teachers with discounts on everything from food, clothing, and school supplies to hotels and museums.
January 13, 2011
This week Education Week released its annual Quality Counts report. The focus this year is on the "new economic reality" in education. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, you should. And I'm not just saying that because it's an Education Week publication. Reading it this morning, I was stru...
January 11, 2011
Last week, six middle school girls in Nevada were arrested for planning to participate in a "Teacher Attack Day" organized through Facebook.
December 29, 2010
South Korea has recently deployed 29 robots to teach in around 20 elementary schools.
December 15, 2010
In an Ohio district, schools use peer evaluations--a process put in place by a former teachers' union president--to decide whether rookie teachers keep their jobs.
November 24, 2010
A Baltimore City teacher blames Teach for America for her difficulty finding a job, and says the program "pretends to have the solution."
November 22, 2010
New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedmanpurveyor of the "The World Is Flat" tropebemoans the current indicators of the state of U.S. schools and praises U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's efforts to introduce performance pay and increased competition into the teaching profession. ...
November 22, 2010
Renee Moore questions the wisdom of the the idearaised in recent days by both Bill Gates and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncanof paying effective teachers more for taking on larger class sizes: Giving the most effective teachers larger classes is NOT a way to reward them, but it ...
November 18, 2010
An Arizona superintendent who cut $8 million from the budget without laying off teachers and the Secretary of Education discussed the need for education leaders to make "creative and bold" fiscal choices.