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Debate Over Value-Added Teacher Ratings Hits New York City

Liz Willen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Liz Willen

Regardless of what the court decides on November 24, the idea of holding teachers accountable for student performance seems here to stay.

Will Illinois Education 'Race to the Top'? There's Hope on the Horizon

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

I majored in economics -- a field that entails heaps of calculus -- but the state thinks I'm not qualified to teach math. This bizarre situation is a result of the Board of Ed's certification requirements.

Illinois ACT Scores are Stagnant: Why Don't We Listen to Arne?

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

The home state of the secretary of education should be leading the way in enacting reforms, especially when they are as straightforward as using data to track student growth, finding ways to recruit non-educators into the profession and closing down failing schools.