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Joy Resmovits

Will Obama's NCLB Waiver Plan Really Diminish 'Teaching To The Test'? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Standing among governors, teachers, superintendents and students in the White House's East Room Friday morning, President Barack Obama asserted his ad...

Order To Rehire 75 D.C. Teachers Fired During Rhee Era Is Upheld

The Washington Post | Bill Turque | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

The District's labor-management relations board has upheld an arbitrator's decision ordering the D.C. Public Schools to rehire 75 new teachers fired i...

Joy Resmovits

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Talks To HuffPost Education | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

With President Barack Obama poised to announce alternatives to states' compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act on Friday, the role of U.S. Educat...

Dennis Van Roekel: The NEA Plan For Teacher Accountability

| Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation’s The Learning Curve blog. Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, w...

Self-Grading And More: New Methods In Teacher Evaluation Gain Traction

Wausau Daily Herald | Keith Uhlig | Posted 11.19.2011 | Education

MOSINEE -- Last year, Mosinee Middle School social studies teacher Paul Nievinski chose a new evaluation process his school district offered for exper...

Merit Pay Loses Luster As Budgets Shrink

Education Week | Nora Fleming | Posted 11.16.2011 | Education

Two competing pressures--decreased finances and rising policy interest--have left the future of performance-based teacher compensation uncertain. A...

Even More D.C. Teachers Accepting Bonuses Amid Cheating Probe

Posted 11.13.2011 | Education

More highly rated teachers in D.C. Public Schools are accepting performance-based bonuses than in the past, American University Radio WAMU reports. ...

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...

D.C. Schools Revises Controversial Teacher Evaluation System

Posted 11.06.2011 | Education

Teachers in D.C. Public Schools who perform well will see some easing from a controversial evaluation process introduced by former DCPS Chancellor Mic...

Pilot Teacher Evaluation Program Equally Weighs Testing And Class

Posted 11.01.2011 | Education

New Jersey launches a pilot program today that will evaluate teachers at 10 schools by equally weighing a student's academic and classroom performance...

State Representative Resigns, Drops Campaign Plans To Join StudentsFirst

Posted 10.31.2011 | Education

Michigan Democratic state Rep. Tim Melton is leaving office and moving to California to join Michelle Rhee's education reform group StudentsFirst. ...

New York Ordered to Release Student Test Data With Teachers' Names Attached

The Wall Street Journal | Lisa Fleisher | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

By Lisa Fleisher, The Wall Street Journal A New York state appellate court has ruled New York City must release reports that measure public school ...

Before Including Test Scores, Reform the Structure of Teacher Evaluation Itself

Andrew K. Miller | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Andrew K. Miller

If you really want teachers to come to table and even consider using student data as part of their evaluation, then the processes and structures of evaluation must be reformed first.

Joy Resmovits

Standardized Tests To Weigh Less On Teachers, N.Y. Judge Rules | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Teachers unions have the right to collectively bargain over almost every component of teacher evaluations, an Albany County (N.Y.) Suprem...

Former Ed Sec Margaret Spellings: It's Not 'Us Versus Them" In Teacher Reform

Margaret Spellings | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

I'll say it again -- this can't be "us" versus "them." The most important "them" in education reform is the students, and it must be all of us for all of them.

Are Teachers Just Lazy?

Larry Strauss | Posted 10.17.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

There is an obvious solution to the lagging academic performance of U.S. students: Increase the teacher work day. To 24 hours.

LA Teachers Test Pilot Evaluation Program, Receive More Feedback

The Los Angeles Times | Jason Song | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

This is what one of Los Angeles Unified's most ambitious reform efforts looks like: about 30 people gathered in a Gardena school auditorium, watching ...

Letter to Arne Duncan

Kevin Welner | Posted 09.28.2011 | Education
Kevin Welner

While high-quality, thoughtful evaluation undoubtedly carries the potential to improve schooling, misguided evaluation approaches have a corresponding potential to harm our schools.

Survey: Nearly 30% Of Michigan Teachers Report Pressure To Cheat

Detroit Free Press | CHASTITY PRATT DAWSEY AND KRISTI TANNER-WHITE | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

One out of three public school educators report pressure from bosses, parents or others to change grades, and nearly 30% say pressure to cheat on stan...

Myles Miller

Fewer Teachers Get Tenure In New York City Schools | Myles Miller | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

New York City principals have rooted out their worst teachers as tenure numbers dipped to new lows. Only 58 percent of eligible teachers were grant...

Failing Teachers: 1 In 5 Deemed Ineffective Under New Model

Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

A pilot teacher evaluation system implemented at 20 New York City schools found that almost one in five teachers were scored at the lowest tier of the...

Minnesota Joins Horde Of States Linking Teacher Reviews To Student Scores

AP | By PATRICK CONDON | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- An education bill that presents a new approach to the evaluation of Minnesota public school teachers is among the myriad policy cha...

New Law Links Student Progress To Teacher Tenure

Posted 09.19.2011 | Education

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a teacher tenure reform bill into law Tuesday, overhauling teacher performance evaluations by tying it to student ach...

With Testing, Where Do We Go From Here?

John Merrow | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Tests drive public education right now. But what should be driving the enterprise are agreed-upon goals that come from the real world. Where do we go from here? That's up to us, isn't it?

Union And City Reach Agreement On Teacher Grading System

Posted 09.16.2011 | Education

The New York City Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers agreed Friday on an evaluation and compensation system at 33 failing c...