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March 02, 2010

AFL-CIO Backs R.I. Teachers; Union Files Labor Complaint

The local teachers' union, meanwhile, has filed an unfair labor-relations complaint with the state labor-relations board, saying that Superintendent Frances Gallo didn't bargain in good faith with the union.

February 26, 2010

UPDATED: ED Releases Teacher Incentive Fund Regs

The much-awaited—by Teacher Beat anyway—proposed regulations for the Teacher Incentive Fund grant have finally been released by the Education Department. They are much more newsworthy for what's NOT explicitly stated than what they actually lay out. The teachers' unions have said that...

February 25, 2010

Nevada Latest State to Lift Teacher-Student Data 'Firewall'

So reports The Associated Press. Nevada was one of five states that prohibited student-achievement data from being used in teacher evaluations, thus blocking the state from being able to apply for a cut of the $4 billion in federal Race to the Top funds. The state teachers' union did manage to get...

February 12, 2010

New York City Advances Tenure Reform Tied to Scores

Leave it up to the Big Apple to make me look silly. I just got done writing how few examples there are of test scores being used for teacher dismissal and lo and behold, New York City is also moving forward on this front. GothamSchools has the scoop, including details on how the process would wor...

February 12, 2010

Houston Approves Use of Test Scores in Teacher Dismissals

Under protest from some teachers, the Houston board of education last night approved a policy to permit the nonrenewal of contracts for teachers whose students make insufficient academic growth on the state test.

February 09, 2010

Toledo Peer-Assistance and -Review Outcomes Published

The New Teacher Project releases updated figures on teacher dismissals in Toledo after reviewing the district's peer-assistance and -review program data.

January 11, 2010

UTLA in Favor of Peer-Assistance Programs, Site-Based Hiring

The Los Angeles teachers' union spells out its views in an editorial.

January 05, 2010

More Thoughts on D.C.'s Teacher Evaluations

Ultimately, details such as the quality of the feedback that teachers receive will probably determine whether they embrace the system.

December 14, 2009

Can Teacher Evaluations be Formative AND Summative?

Should there be two separate instruments for teacher improvement and accountability, or can the same instrument serve both purposes?

December 11, 2009

A Framework for Discussing Incorporation of Test Data Into Teacher Judgments

At the Center for American Progress, Raegen T. Miller, a policy expert (and former teachers'-union leader, natch) has an interesting paper up about "value-added" measures of teacher effectiveness. He has two major points: The term value-added itself, which comes from economics, is objectionable to...

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