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Teacher Performance

Millions Spent On Improving Teachers, But Little Done To Make Sure It's Working

| Beth Fertig and Sarah Garland | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Helping struggling teachers improve has become a big concern–and a big business–across...

Minn. Senate Passes Bill To Let Schools Fire Teachers Based On Performance

AP | By ALEXANDRA TEMPUS | Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Monday that would let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom rathe...

Duncan To Announce Teacher Contest Focused On Quality

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday spelled out details of a proposed new $5 billion Race to the Top-style competition foc...

Tenure Rights Weaken As States Look To Fire Teachers Who Aren't Performing

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire te...

Does Publicly Naming Teachers Tied To Student Test Scores Undermine Reform?

Posted 01.14.2012 | Education

In a departure from recent efforts to publicly name teachers tied to the performance -- and projected performance -- of their students, a new report s...

John Celock

Governors Group Steps Into Teacher Evaluation Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The nation's governors on Thursday announced plans to work with three states and one territory on developing new teacher evaluation guid...

Is Government Mandated Taping Of Teacher Performance A Solution For Evaluations?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

From the release of 12,000 teacher scores in New York, to California's educational overhaul that hopes to see payoff by 2025, schools are scrambling t...