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September 20, 2010

Teachers Protest L.A. Times' Value-Added Series

The writers of the L.A. Times found themselves in a strange journalistic setting last week: reporting on a protest outside of their own building.

September 14, 2010

Where Are the Teachers in 'Education Nation'?

Educator Brian Crosby is wondering aloud about the inclusion—or lack thereof—of teachers in NBC's upcoming Education Nation special.

September 14, 2010

Has Teaching Become Paid Volunteer Work?

In Time magazine's most recent annual National Service Issue, which came out this week, John Cloud's article, "How to Recruit Better Teachers," questions whether the teaching profession has become "paid volunteer work," luring many recent elite university graduates or middle-aged professionals diss...

September 03, 2010

Other Ways to Evaluate Teachers

Anthony Cody and Kelly Kovocic argue that efforts to evaluate teachers solely—or even mainly—on the basis of standardized test results are ultimately counter-productive.

August 25, 2010

Where Teacher Evaluations Stand to Improve

The Wall Street Journal notes the flaws of test-based teacher evaluations, but proposes ways to incorporate student test scores into teacher evaluations fairly and effectively.

August 24, 2010

Speaking the Truth About Teachers and Test Scores?

John Merrow of Learning Matters defends the recent L.A. Times series that analyzes individual teachers' effectiveness—with names named—in connection with student test scores

August 18, 2010

Seattle District, Teachers Clash Over Test-Based Evaluations

After behind-closed-doors negotiations broke down, Seattle Public Schools and their teachers have gone to the public to fight the use of test scores in teacher evaluations.

August 18, 2010

The L.A. Times Test-Data Controversy: What Do You Think?

That Los Angeles Times series that analyzes district test-score data in connection with teacher effectiveness has created an absolute firestorm of controversy. Want to talk about it? Well, we've created a forum where you can do just that. It would be great to hear what teachers themselves have to sa...

August 16, 2010

L.A. Times Calculates Value Added by Teachers

The Los Angeles Times hired an economist and education researcher to conduct a value-added analysis of recent standardized test scores, in order to get a scientifically-based measure of teacher effectiveness.

August 13, 2010

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee vs. D.C. Teachers' Union President

Four hundred or so new D.C. teachers are starting the school year amid a climate of controversy as tensions between Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and the President of the D.C. teachers' union George Parker continue to run high.

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