teacher evaluation

Telling Teachers They Are Irreplaceable

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La. Schools Prep for Common Core

Louisiana's public school districts face challenges in the upcoming school year, including a new curriculum, new teacher evaluations and revised accountability standards.

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Newark Schools Chief, Teachers' Union Clash Over Seniority

Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s formula for boosting student achievement in struggling schools is built on a simple concept — allowing principals to select their teaching staff regardless of seniority.

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Arne Duncan: Evaluations Allow Teachers to 'Be Treated as True Professionals and Not Interchangeable Cogs'

Teachers are being treated as true professionals and not as interchangeable cogs in an educational assembly line because of evaluation plans called for in the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says.

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Chicago Schools CEO Criticizes Recommendation on Teacher Raises

Talk of a possible Chicago teacher strike got louder Wednesday, as the head of the school system blasted a fact-finder's recommendation to give teachers a double-digit raise, saying it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and lead to mass-layoffs and classroom crowding.

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TN Education Reform hits Bump in Teacher Evaluation

Tennessee’s new way of evaluating classrooms “systematically failed” to identify bad teachers and provide them more training, according to a state report.

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A School Fix Without a Fight

The Republican governor of Ohio, the Democratic mayor of Cleveland and the local teachers union have united to overhaul how teachers are hired, fired and paid, a rare example of cooperation in education that some critics warn could still face challenges in the implementation.

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U.S. Department of Education Says Ga. Could Lose Race to the Top Funding Over Proposed Changes

Georgia could lose $33 million of its $400 million Race to the Top school grant because of proposed changes to a new evaluation system for principals and teachers.

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Conn. State Board Of Education Approves Guidelines For Teacher Evaluations

The Connecticut State Board of Education approved guidelines for a new system that will tie student performance to teacher evaluations.

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Education Trust Report Emphasizes Need For Culture, Policy Changes In High-Poverty, Low-Performing Public Schools

A new report released by The Education Trust emphasizes the need for policy and culture changes in the public education sector, and not just updated teacher evaluation systems.

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