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City Scrubs Failing Teachers' Records If They Leave District

Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

Failing New York City teachers can have their poor ratings scrubbed from the record if they strike a deal with the city to quit or retire, according t...

NYC Teacher Evaluations Put On Blast

Posted 12.12.2012 | Education

About 10,500 New York City fourth- through eighth-grade teachers were to receive their evaluation scores through email Tuesday, but a computer error m...

Inexperienced Teachers In L.A. More Likely To Be Assigned To Students Behind In Math

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

Inexperienced teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are more likely to be assigned to students who on average are six months behind thei...

Teacher Evaluation Systems Not Fully Supported In Many States

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

A recent report out of the Center for American Progress examines the state of teacher evaluation reform in six early adopter states, including Colorad...

Fairfax Teachers Say They Will 'Cheat' On New Evaluations

Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

Teachers in Fairfax County, Va. say they are so confused and overwhelmed by the new system of teacher evaluations that they will resort to cheating, t...

New York Delays Release Of Teacher Ratings Over Privacy Concerns

Newsday | John Hildebrand | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

The state's chief education executive said Monday he would have to postpone the promised release of figures showing how teachers in every school distr...

Teacher: Security Guard Shook Down Kids For Money

Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

Parris Easley, a biology and special education teacher at DuVal High School in Lanham, Md., claims in court that his superiors retaliated against him ...

Bloomberg: Schools Will 'Call Every Single Parent' For Teacher Ratings

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

Parents of New York, beware: The mayor will be calling you. New York's state legislature passed a law Thursday that would prevent school districts ...

Tennessee's Teacher Evaluation System Is Reviewed

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) on Thursday released a report regarding Tennessee’s teacher evaluation system. The report com...

Joy Resmovits

California Parents Say Publicly Releasing Teacher Ratings Will Improve Performance | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.07.2012 | Education

While teachers and most education reformers remain highly uncomfortable with having test-based teacher evaluations aired in public, one survey suggest...

Publishing Teacher Effectiveness Rankings Draws More Criticism

| Louis Freedberg | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. The release last month of "value-added" rankings of New York City teachers based on...

Confessions Of A 'Bad' Teacher

The New York Times | William Johnson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education

I AM a special education teacher. My students have learning disabilities ranging from autism and attention-deficit disorder to cerebral palsy and emot...

How New York City’s Value-Added Model Compares To What Other Districts, States Are Doing

| Sarah Butrymowicz and Sarah Garland | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. New York City schools erupted in controversy last week when the school district released i...

The "Teacher Effectiveness Gap" Was Just a Myth: 3 Implications

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

We have a lot of problems in K-12 education to address. Let's be grateful that we can take "closing the teacher effectiveness gap" off our to-do list.

New York Teacher Ratings Produce A Rallying Cry For The Union

The New York Times | Fernanda Santos | Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

In the days leading up to the release of ratings for thousands of New York City public-school teachers on Friday, hundreds of e-mails poured into the ...

New York Publicly Releases Individual Teacher Ratings Amid Controversy

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

The New York City Department of Education released today a list of individual ratings of thousands of the city's schoolteachers, a move that concludes...

Now What?

Jessica Siegel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Jessica Siegel

In all this brouhaha about "quality teachers being the best predictor of student achievement," there is little discussion about how one becomes a quality teacher.

Should Teacher Effectiveness Measurements Adjust For Poverty?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 01.22.2012 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In Washington, D.C., one of the first places in the country to use value-added teacher r...

The L.A. Times Stands Behind Incorrect Teacher Ratings

Kevin Welner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kevin Welner

The L.A. Times has not been simply reporting on teacher evaluations or ratings. It has been creating them and publicizing them.

Father Claims The Post Fabricated His Op-Ed Piece On Teacher Ratings

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gothamschools reported today that the executive editor of the Queens Tribune is alleging the New York Post fabricated his recent op/ed about teachers'...

Dear Davis Guggenheim, Sec. Arne Duncan, et. al

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dennis Danziger

here's what I want from all the good people who lie awake at night haunted by the poverty that is our broken education system. I want transparency.

Joel Klein Pushes For Controversial NY Teacher Ratings To Be Released

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The battle over teacher effectiveness data rages on in New York City, where the United Federation of Teachers is currently embroiled in a court battle...

NYC Set To Release Controversial Teacher Effectiveness Rankings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

UPDATE: According to the New York City Department of Education, the planned release of the reports is in response to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)...

Rigoberto Ruelas and The Valued-Added Double Double with Cheese

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

Rigoberto Ruelas was a man who made a difference, a man who gave his way too short a life to his community and to his students.

Test Score Bomb: Don't Name Names, Fix the System

Charles Kerchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

The Los Angeles Times teacher rankings bomb has ignited a firestorm of controversy, a little light and a lot of heat.