iOS app Android app

Teacher Evaluation System

First Day Of School In NYC Means Controversial Teacher Eval System

| Posted 09.09.2013 | New York

By Amy Zimmer and Colby Hamilton BROOKLYN — John Yanno, a high school teacher with 13 years of classroom experience, knows how to create a lesson...

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.

Newark Public Schools, Teachers Union Reach Deal Linking Bonuses To Classroom Performance

Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

Newark Public Schools and the Newark Teachers Union have reached a tentative deal that includes a universal salary scale linking teacher bonuses to cl...

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...

Boston Teachers Union, School District Reach Tentative Deal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

After two and a half years of stalled negotiations, the Boston Teachers Union and the School Department reached a tentative agreement Wednesday that w...

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...

Report Examines Goals Of States That Have Received No Child Left Behind Waivers

Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

A report released Friday by the Center for American Progress examines the measures various states that received No Child Left Behind waivers have take...

The Tennessee Story

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 09.22.2012 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

As Tennessee has shown, our children, our teachers, and our country will be better off when school leaders and educators finally undertake the challenging task of creating a meaningful and useful system for supporting and evaluating our nation's teachers.

Race to the Top Round Three: Can We Avoid the Implementation Troubles of the First Two Rounds?

Allie Kimmel | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education
Allie Kimmel

Districts and unions can agree that personalizing learning is integral to improving our education system. Therefore, districts should not try to circumvent union power, but instead should include unions in the planning and application processes.

Let's Blame All the Teachers!

Patricia McGuire | Posted 12.27.2011 | DC
Patricia McGuire

For teachers who choose to devote their life's work to some of the most difficult classrooms in America, such as here in D.C., the testing imperative becomes a monumental disincentive to stay in the classroom for any length of time.

Report Offers Comprehensive Guide To Developing And Sustaining Teacher Evaluation Systems

Posted 12.04.2011 | Education

In time for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's presentation of the Obama administration's reforms to teacher preparation programs last week, a new r...

Sasha Bronner

Why LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy Wakes Up At 2:45AM

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 11.21.2011 | Los Angeles

LAUSD superintendent Dr. John Deasy does not believe in wasting time. He talks fast, sleeps little–-four hours a night-–and is in the news often f...

New Evaluation System Forces Out 34 Teachers

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. New Haven, CT -- New Haven's new method of grading teachers spurred low performers to imp...