Escalante, the Bolivian native and former U.S. high school math teacher, died of cancer in 2010.
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January 29, 2016
November 11, 2015
The new law evaluates both teachers' and administrators' performance through the use of multiple rating categories, based on student growth and assessment results.
September 28, 2015
The initial results from the 2015 poll focused on public perceptions of testing and the Common Core State Standards.
June 24, 2015
Unhappy with recent decisions by the local school board, a group of parents in Jefferson County, Colo., has created a website to chronicle an expected wave teachers' departures from their district over the next year.
May 13, 2015
Carol Burris, a nationally recognized principal, announced recently that she will be resigning from her position after this school year, citing test-heavy teacher-evaluation processes as a key reason for her departure.
April 10, 2015
A new analysis of standardized test scores suggests that it would take very high numbers of students opting out of tests to hurt a teacher's evaluations.
January 26, 2015
Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.
July 18, 2014
To bolster teacher quality, schools systems desperately need to institute variable pay structures that reward educators based on performance and challenging assignments, according to a report released this week by TNTP, a prominent nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization.
October 30, 2013
The Washington-based National Council on Teacher Quality released its annual report rounding up states' teacher-evaluation policies, which have become increasingly stringent over the last few years.
October 23, 2013
While teacher-evaluation results were high for most of New York state, they were low in urban pockets, including Syracuse.