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November 01, 2011

Teacher Evaluations in Los Angeles Headed to the Courts?

A group of Los Angeles parents are threatening to sue the school district unless it begins to conduct teacher evaluations that comply with state law.

October 26, 2011

Study: States' Teacher-Evaluation Policies Are A-Changin'

A new study from the National Council on Teacher Quality examines the "changing landscape" of teacher-evaluation policies across the states.

October 18, 2011

Mandatory Teacher Evaluation Reform Dumped from ESEA Draft

The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers both quickly praised the change, as did Republicans.

September 26, 2011

Three New Takes on Teacher Evaluation

Three groups recently released briefs on teacher evaluation systems.

September 13, 2011

TAP Group To Provide Evaluation Assistance

The nonprofit manager of a school-reform program is expanding its work to include teacher-evaluation technical assistance.

July 15, 2011

D.C. to Reward, Dismiss Teachers Based on Evaluations

The District of Columbia plans to give raises and bonuses to more than 600 teachers and dismiss some 200 others based primarily on data generated by its teacher-evaluation system, officials announced today.

July 05, 2011

True and False on NEA's New Evaluation Policy

I've been getting lots of queries about the NEA's new teacher-evaluation policy, and the best way to address this is to list some of the common assertions I'm reading out there and to try to parse their "truthiness." Without further ado: The policy statement adds nothing new to NEA's position on e...

July 04, 2011

NEA Passes Teacher-Evaluation Policy, With a Catch-22 on Test Scores

NEA affiliates can in theory but not yet in practice use test scores as part of a teacher's evaluation.

June 16, 2011

'Trailer' Bill Secures Union Support for Ill. Teacher Law

Lawmakers passed a series of technical changes to Illinois' teacher-evaluation bill to secure union support.

June 07, 2011

The Business of Teacher Evaluation

A teacher-effectiveness industry of sorts appears to be rapidly developing, thanks to the Race to the Top and other policy efforts. The latest sign of this interesting phenomenon comes from an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story reporting that Georgia will spend $750,000 on a contract to hire an ex...

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