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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...

Ask Dr. Lynch: Taking the Stress Out of Teacher Evaluations

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Before an evaluation, most administrators will schedule a time with you, and some of those administrators will even let you choose the class that you know will be the most likely to shine the best light on your skills as a teacher. Here is a quick checklist of ways to prepare for the evaluation.

Report: Teacher Evaluation 'Binge' Has Unforeseen Consequences

Posted 09.28.2012 | Education

With No Child Left Behind waiver applications and related legislation ushering in new teacher evaluation systems in upwards of 20 states, a report out...

School Principals' Workloads To Increase Under New Indiana Law

Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

Beginning this school year, Indiana principals’ job descriptions will include conducting annual teacher evaluations, under a law passed by state law...

The Rational Middle

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 05.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

Our national debate over evaluation lacks the courage and nuance of the real-life conversations I have with hardworking, rational teachers. Instead, the debate is dominated by polarizing sound bites that inspire fear, not rational discourse.

Chicago Public Schools Consider New, Merit-Based Teacher Evaluations

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools and the Illinois State Board of Education held a series of public forum meetings last weekend to consider a new law that would ...

Test Scores Emphasized In Revamped Teacher Evaluations

Bed Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York

New state regulations finally were put into motion on Monday for evaluating New York City public school teachers. "These are not perfect tools by a...