If there’s been one constant over the last decade in terms of teacher evaluation policies, it’s been change. But state policies have moved faster than researchers’ efforts to understand what works and why. The risk? If teachers remain skeptical of the evaluations, too often there is scant feedback,
After seeing kids’ reading proficiency lag in both poor and wealthy families, one Massachusetts school district took a hard look at how teachers were teaching reading. Educators realized mistakes and teachers then got trained in the science of how reading works and how children should be taught. Ultimately, this training helped students read.