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California holds out against Obama's education vision

California has defiantly refused to follow the administration's lead in grading the performance of teachers and using those measurements to reward the best teachers and punish the worst.

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Boston denies request for teacher ratings

The Boston School Department has refused to release overall ratings of teacher performance at individual schools, denying families access to potentially powerful information that could shed new light on the quality of instruction.

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Ed chief lets states delay use of tests in teacher job decisions

Acknowledging that the nation’s educators face large challenges in preparing students for more rigorous academic standards and tests, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told state education officials on Tuesday that they could postpone making career decisions about teachers based on performance evaluations tied to new tests.

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Valuing physics over P.E., Colorado schools test novel pay scale

A wealthy school district in Colorado is launching a radical experiment that sets a different pay scale for each category of educator, ensuring that even the best third-grade teacher would never earn as much as a veteran high-school math teacher.

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Disparities in some Colorado teacher evaluations draw fire

Results were mixed at campuses throughout the school district as principals completed the first round of teacher evaluations under a new system that ties pay raises to the ratings.

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Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad signs education reform bill

The legislation encourages school districts to adopt new career ladders and evaluations for teachers by giving districts that chose to do so roughly $300 more per student to help pay for the costs of implementing the new programs.

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Will New Teacher Evaluations Help or Hurt Chicago's Schools?

In the wake of a strike and amid a skyrocketing murder rate, teachers and administrators alike are trying to focus on instruction.

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The Right - and Wrong - Role for Teachers

Bill Gates’ faith in test scores as indicators of effectiveness makes it clear that he buys the conventional wisdom that the teacher’s role is to “deliver information.” But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?

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Teachers to Vote on 'Confidence' in L.A. Schools Supt. Deasy

Members of the L.A. teachers union begin casting ballots Tuesday in a symbolic confidence-vote referendum on L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy.

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11% of N.Y.C. Schools Never Flunk Their Teachers

Principals at more than one in 10 New York City public schools didn't flunk a single teacher for at least eight years, according to an analysis of city data by The Wall Street Journal.

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