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A new generation of teacher evaluation systems has emerged since we published our 2009 report The Widget Effect , which documented how the old systems labeled nearly all teachers satisfactory and encouraged school districts to treat them like
In May, about 285 teachers and other professionals received provisional furloughs, but additional retirements, resignations and other changes have reduced the number by more than 100. Even so, the number of teacher layoffs is larger than any other
Then he looks at this year's first-graders, calculates his staffing and crunches the numbers: although these kids also have high needs, three classrooms of 16 or 17 will have to be shoe-horned into two second-grade classes of 23. It's a vexing
About 1 in 4 classroom teachers won't be back in the same school as staffs are reduced and class sizes are increased. Nearly 1 in 6 classroom teaching positions will be eliminated, leading to what is likely to be an unprecedented number of layoffs,
Quite a bit, three Harvard and Columbia researchers concluded in a paper released last month . The study, which tracked a million schoolchildren from fourth grade to adulthood, found that teachers who boosted their students' scores on standardized
A version of this was first published on Anthony Cody's blog, Living in Dialogue, on the Education Week Teacher site. He starts the post by referring to Teach for America's training system, which involves taking newly minted college graduates and
Van Roekel (NEA.org) The Lookout sat down with the president of the nation's largest teacher's union, Dennis Van Roekel, Monday to ask him about a hot topic in education reform right now--teacher compensation. Van Roekel is attending NBC's "Education
The state Education Department says a handful of public school districts will be picked to test new teacher evaluations beginning in September, with the bulk of New Jersey's 616 districts implementing the achievement-based reviews the following year.
Staff Writer Brian Lehman remembers the first time he received the one-page report showing his impact on the achievement of his math students at Welborn Middle School in High Point. Lehman's score placed him among the best teachers in the district.
TaskStream, the leading provider of web-based software and supporting services for electronic portfolios and performance assessment, recently announced a partnership to support the implementation of a groundbreaking national effort to measure teacher