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Teachers and Test Scores

Smaller schools? More charters? Those are yesterday's headlines in the world of school reform. The hot-button topic now is the inclusion of student test scores in teacher evaluations. Yet as school administrators and the teachers union battle it out in current contract negotiations in Los Angeles, who would have guessed that state law addressed this issue long ago?

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New Teacher Evaluation System Coming to Ohio Schools by 2014

The Ohio Board of Education has taken the first step toward creating a statewide teacher evaluation model that would account for student growth.

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Effective Teaching as a Civil Right: How Building Instructional Capacity Can Help Close the Achievement Gap

Better ways of measuring and recognizing teacher effectiveness must be integrated with systems that develop greater teacher competence and provide incentives for teaching the highest-need students.
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Shaking Up the Status Quo in L.A. Schools

Six million, give or take. That's how many children are in public school in California.

Arguably, we won't have a strong economic future if they don't get a good education.

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Educators Oppose Evaluation System

Hundreds of Long Island (N.Y.) public school principals are challenging the state Education Department and criticizing new standards for evaluating educators.

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K12 Ed Reforms Submitted in Virginia

Parents of school-age children in Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield should know that the Virginia Association of School Superintendents have presented their Blueprint for the Future of Public Education to the State board of Education.

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In Idaho, Teacher Bonuses Depend on Parents

Parents across Idaho will now play a role in whether or not their child's teacher gets a raise.

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Michigan Plans Changes to Teacher Certification Rules

Michigan's superintendent of public instruction said he doesn't plan to yank teachers' licenses for poor ratings on their annual evaluations, despite language in proposed rules that would make that possible. 

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Oregon School District Says No To Teacher Bonus Grant

An Oregon school district has rejected more than $2.5 million in federal funds.

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Oregon City School District Walks Away from $2.54 Million Grant for Performance Pay

The Oregon City School District has decided to reject a $2.54 million federal grant meant to reward top educators, partly because of philosophical concerns over performance-based pay.

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