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February 17, 2014

What If You're Not As Good As You Think?

What if you're not as good as you think you are at your job? Is that possible? Researchers Justin Kruger and David Dunning would say "yes."

August 23, 2013

PDK/Gallup Poll Reveals Americans' Views on Common Core, Other Education Issues

On Wednesday, Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) and Gallup released the results of their 45th annual Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools, which offers interesting insights about the public's views on a variety of issues, from education funding to teacher performance to school safety. For d...

June 21, 2013

HR Educator Evaluation Cheat Sheet: 8 Best Practices From Recent Research

Over the past three years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has lead some of the most influential work around multiple measures in education through their Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, a partnership of more than 3,000 public school teachers who voluntarily opened up their classroo...

April 17, 2013

TNTP Report Recommends Focused Supports For First-Year Teachers

Today, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) released a report, Leap Year: Assessing and Supporting First-Year Teachers, that examines the unique characteristics of a teacher's initial year in the classroom. An interesting topic for sure; ask any educator about his or her first year of teaching, and chance...

October 17, 2012

NCTQ Report Offers Glimpse into Teacher Effectiveness Policies

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NTCQ) recently released "State of the States 2012: Teacher Effectiveness Policies," which offers a glimpse into changes in K-12 teacher evaluation policy across the country this year. The brief builds off a similar report NTCQ completed in October 2011, "Tren...

August 22, 2012

PDK/Gallup Poll Offers Glimpse into Americans Views of Public Education

Seventy-one percent of Americans have "trust and confidence" in our country's public school teachers, 48 percent would give the public schools in their community an A or B, and three of four people in the country believe the Common Core State Standards will provide more consistency in the quality of...

June 08, 2012

Human Capital, STEM, & Evaluation Focus of $285M TIF Competition

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a 277-page report outlining updated priorities, application information, eligibility requirements, and other details for a fourth round of Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grants, which are set to be awarded this fall. The TIF 4 competition provides two g...

May 19, 2012

Mailbag: Thoughts & Recommendations On The Use Of Technology In Evaluation

In a previous mailbag post, I responded to a question about how some of the best HR departments in education are approaching educator evaluations. To continue with the evaluation theme, another reader, Ben, recently asked: "Emily - When it comes to the "How" of implementing a teacher evaluation sys...

April 15, 2012

Using Value-Added for Improvement, Not Shame

Jim Mahoney, Executive Director of Battelle for Kids, a not-for-profit organization in Columbus, Ohio that works with states and school districts across the country to improve educator effectiveness and accelerate student growth contributed to this post. There is a cartoon that often circulates in...

April 06, 2012

Mailbag: How Are HR Departments Supporting Educator Evaluations

Since I began writing this blog back in October, I have gotten several interesting questions and comments from readers via social media, email, and through comments on K-12 Talent Manager. On occasion, I plan to use this space to respond to these questions as a learning and engagement opportunity fo...

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