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Council Finds States Weakening Teacher Tenure

America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren't performing.

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Maine Education Chief Calls for Statewide Teacher Evaluation Standards

A plan to strengthen K-12 education, released earlier this week, sets many ambitious deadlines. By the end of the 2012 legislative session for example, Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen wants lawmakers to agree on tough expectations that Maine teachers must meet to be considered effective in the classroom.

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Gov. To Use Carrot, Stick to Improve N.Y. Schools

Gov. Andrew Cuomo would use his considerable budget powers to force changes he says will improve public schools, including tougher evaluations for teachers and principals.

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NYC: Teacher Evaluation Effort Derails

Plans for a new teacher rating system for New York City schools that would include measures of student performance—a hallmark of national education reform efforts—were dealt a setback on Friday after negotiations broke down between the city and the teachers union.

The failure to reach an agreement before a year-end deadline had an immediate, if minimal, effect: The state suspended a program to funnel nearly $60 million in federal funds to the city to improve a small number of troubled schools. The money represents less than 0.3% of the Department of Education's annual budget.

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In Washington, Large Rewards in Teacher Pay

During her first six years of teaching in this city’s struggling schools, Tiffany Johnson got a series of small raises that brought her annual salary to $63,000, from about $50,000. This year, her seventh, Ms. Johnson earns $87,000.

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Malloy Outlines Broad Principles for Education Reform

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today outlined six broad principles that he says will guide the debate on education reform next year, including "intensive interventions" by the state in troubled school systems and a lighter bureaucratic touch at successful ones.

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Ex-Intel CEO Ready to Remake Arizona Schools

The former chief executive of Intel wants to essentially blow up everything in public education in Arizona, from how teachers are trained to how they are paid.

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Chicago Teachers Express Concern Over Evaluation

As Chicago Public Schools officials begin heated negotiations over teacher evaluations, a study that will be released by the district shows teachers strongly oppose tying student achievement to their own performance.

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Balanced Assessments Emerging in Douglas County (Colo.)

A new Web-based data management system has helped the district launch a balanced assessment initiative.
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States Strengthening Teacher Evaluation Standards

Teachers and principals' own report cards are getting a lot more attention. The way educators are evaluated is changing across the country, with a switch from routine "satisfactory" ratings to actual proof that students are learning.

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