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Teacher Data Reports

The Worst 8th Grade Math Teacher In New York City

| Aaron Pallas | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's A Sociological Eye on Education blog. For 10 months, Carolyn Abbott waited for the other...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Coming To A City Near You

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

Opening a new phase for the Obama administration's role in education reform, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sig...

Teacher War Rages in NYC: Take an Olive Branch From Early Ed

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 04.30.2012 | New York
Susan Ochshorn

The NYC Department of Education recently lifted an embargo on the publication of Teacher Data Reports, leaving a significant slice of its educator corps to the wolves.

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...

The New York Times Needs To Do Its Homework On Teacher Evaluations

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

An editorial in The New York Times, titled "Fairness in Firing Teachers," has me wondering whether the Times editors understand much about how teachers are evaluated.

A Closer Look at Justice Kern's Ruling in NYC Value-Added Case

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

Whether a court would rule that the TDRs (with teachers' names attached) must be publicly released remains in doubt; it's a question that Justice Kern wasn't considering, as she says in her decision.

Teacher Data Reports: What Should We Be Measuring?

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

I can already presuppose counterarguments to my criticism of this teacher rating system: If you're doing your job, is there anything to worry about?