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Should Controversial Teacher Rankings Be Released To The Public?

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Mihir Zaveri | Posted 04.05.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Mihir Zaveri The New York City Department of Education’s release earlier this year of teach...

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...

Why Would Any Sane Person Want to Teach?

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

The latest skirmish in the education wars came as the New York Times published performance rankings for New York City public school teachers. Teachers don't need metrics-driven scolding. They need small classes, professional development and moral support.

The L.A. Times Stands Behind Incorrect Teacher Ratings

Kevin Welner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kevin Welner

The L.A. Times has not been simply reporting on teacher evaluations or ratings. It has been creating them and publicizing them.

Teachers Need to Take Control of Their Professional Lives

Nancy Pine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Nancy Pine

For teachers it is a rude awakening to find that after decades of confidential evaluations, parts of them are going public, fast.

The Agenda: Burlesque, Ballet And Facebook Profiling

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

After you catch a showing of the buzzed-about Black Swan, meet real life ballerinas and shop for dance-inspired clothes at BCBG Max Azria on Rodeo Dri...

NYC Set To Release Controversial Teacher Effectiveness Rankings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

UPDATE: According to the New York City Department of Education, the planned release of the reports is in response to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)...

Why the Controversy Over High-Stakes Testing and Teacher Evals Matters

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Susan Kaiser Greenland

Arne Duncan tied California's failure to secure $700 million in federal Race to the Top funding in part to the fact that LAUSD does not use standardized test scores as a factor in teacher review and evaluation.

Value Added is No Magic: Assessing Teacher Effectiveness

John Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Rogers

I worry about a flood of unintended consequences if the Los Angeles Times moves forward with its plans to publish the teacher effectiveness rankings of 6,000 elementary school teachers.

Test Score Bomb: Don't Name Names, Fix the System

Charles Kerchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

The Los Angeles Times teacher rankings bomb has ignited a firestorm of controversy, a little light and a lot of heat.