In yet another setback for Students Matter, judge rules that districts have discretion over whether to use test scores to evaluate educators.
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September 02, 2016
Students Matter is suing 13 California school districts, claiming they are in violation of a state law that requires the use of student test scores in teacher evaluations.
September 01, 2016
While most states have spent 2016 reducing the weight placed on student test scores in teacher evaluations, New Jersey has decided to triple it.
August 23, 2016
Coming on the heals of the death of the Vergara challenge against teacher job protections, a new poll says that just three in ten support teacher-tenure laws.
August 10, 2016
Sometimes, though, the plans run up against collective bargaining issues.
July 25, 2016
Researchers find that U.S. teachers perform about as well as other American college graduates in literacy skills, but lag both fellow college-educated Americans and their international peers in math skills.
July 20, 2016
Dozens of veteran Denver educators will lose their tenure status due to a 2010 state law, which was passed as part of an effort to win Race to the Top dollars.
July 15, 2016
The Empire State hopes to alleviate teacher shortages by making it easier for teachers licensed in other states to work in New York.
July 07, 2016
A Minnesota state court judge has had it with the state's Board of Teaching, an 11-member panel responsible for licensing teachers.
June 06, 2016
Research on the Gates Foundation's ambitious district-level teacher projects found student-achievement upticks in 2013-14, but findings overall are mixed.