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September 04, 2013

Seattle Teachers Head Off Strike With New Contract

With a show of hands last night, Seattle teachers voted to approve a new two-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike and ensuring that students returned to school on time today.

August 21, 2013

Teacher Evaluations Tied to Test Scores: What the Public Thinks

Two national polls released this week come to different conclusions about whether the public supports incorporating standardized test scores into teachers' evaluations.

August 08, 2013

South Korean 'Teacher' Makes $4 Million

In a recent Wall Street Journal piece, Amanda Ripley writes about a "rock star" teacher in South Korea who makes $4 million a year.

July 10, 2013

Tennessee Teacher-Pay Plan Riles Union

The recent adoption of a new teacher-pay plan in Tennessee has spurred backlash from many union members, including calls for the state's education commissioner to be fired, reports The Tennessean.

July 02, 2013

Crowdsourcing: The Teacher-Voice Solution?

Districts have recently employed crowdsourcing to solve major problems. Could it help teachers authentically add their voices to policy discussions, too?

June 24, 2013

Are Teachers 'At the Table' Or 'On the Menu'? Hard to Tell.

Thursday's "Evaluation Reform: Finding Solutions through Teachers" at the American Institutes for Research was just the type of 30,000-foot-level Washington event that disenfranchised teachers seem to fear is changing the course of their profession.

April 09, 2013

Atlanta Cheating Scandal Reactions

Are testing systems to blame?

March 28, 2013

The 'Widget Effect' Endures: Teachers Still Rated High

A recent Education Sector report does a deep dive into school evaluation systems in Washington, finding that nearly every school in the state failed to differentiate between effective and ineffective teachers and principals.

March 22, 2013

Value-Added Testing Now Ruining County Fairs?

So I bet you never stopped to consider the effects of teacher-evaluation reform on county fairs. I can't say that we have, either, but apparently this has become a not insignificant matter in the town of Carrington, Ohio.

February 26, 2013

Student Surveys vs. Customer Service

Jatish Marsh, a middle school health teacher in Georgia, explains that her state, like many others, is using student surveys as part of the teacher-evaluation process, a fact that she says she "accept[s]." But there are some communication issues.

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