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Testing Teachers: Origins of NYC's Evaluation System

Testing Teachers: Origins of NYC's Evaluation System
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Aaron Rutkoff The traditional method for assessing teachers on-the-job performance has largely relied on principals, peers and other experts visiting classrooms and making observations. In New York City and elsewhere in the US, teachers reviewed in ...

New York to release ratings for 18000 teachers; union objects
Los Angeles Times
By Tina Susman Reporting from New York New York's Department of Educationplans to release performance ratings for about 18000 public school teachersFriday, the largest such disclosure in the country and the climax in a battle that has pitted the ...

Los Angeles Times

New York Releases Teacher Rankings
Wall Street Journal
The release of teacher's job-performance data follows a yearlong legal battle with the United Federation of Teachers, which sued to block the release and protectteachers' privacy. News organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, had requested ...

Wall Street Journal

NYC makes internal ratings of 18000 public school teachers available
New York Post
By YOAV GONEN, Education Reporter For the first time ever, New York City has made public its internal ratings of how effective teachers are at boosting their students' performance on reading and math exams. The release of the data on roughly 18000 ...

BC teachers decry 'bullying' settlement plan
Education Minister George Abbott said earlier Thursday the government would draft legislation to end the contract dispute between teachers and the government over the weekend. Abbott revealed the plan after receiving a special fact-finding report into ...


With Teacher Ratings Set to Be Released, Union Opens Campaign to Discredit Them
New York Times
The New York City Education Department will release the ratings of thousands of teachers on Friday, ending a nearly year-and-a-half-long legal battle by the teachers' union to keep the names confidential. The ratings, known as Teacher Data Reports, ...

Winning and losing teachers
New York Daily News
By Rachel Monahan / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The Department of Education has identified more than 521 English and math teachers as producing the smallest student gains between 2007 and 2010, the Daily News has learned. Departmental data also pointed to 696 ...

New York Daily News

City Teacher Data Reports Are Released
New York Times
12:00 pm | Updated After a long legal battle and amid much anguish by teachers and other educators, the city Department of Education released individual performance rankings of 18000 New York City public school teachers to the public on Friday, ...

North Shore teachers plan 'day of action'
North Shore News
Teachers are planning a “day of action” Monday, which will not interrupt classes. TEACHERSacross the North Shore will huddle to plan their next steps in a "Day of Action" Monday afterEducation Minister George Abbott announced the province will ...

Number of US adults with college degrees hits historic high
Washington Post
“We believe this is a notable milestone,” said Kurt Bauman, chief of the Census Bureau'sEducation and Social Stratification Branch, during a telephone news conference to announce the data. The Washington region remains the nation's best-educated ...

BC teachers left government no choice, says Premier
Kelowna Capital News
By Kathy Michaels - Kelowna Capital News Back to work legislation for BC teachers was the only way forward, said Premier Christy Clark following a speaking engagement in Kelowna. "This isn't a situation that anyone wanted. (Education Minister) George ...

Teachers ponder strike as gov't readies back-to-work legislation
Kamloops-Thompson Teachers' Association president Jason Karpuk said what happens next depends on the legislation Education Minister George Abbott alluded to during a teleconference with reporters Thursday morning. Once that document is made public, ...

Abbott to order end to teachers' job action
Vancouver Sun
Education Minister George Abbott has asked his staff to work through the weekend to prepare back-to-work legislation aimed at ending a labour dispute with BC teachers. Abbott made the announcement Thursday after a senior official in the Labour Ministry ...

Teachers call back-to-work legislation 'bullying'
Education Minister George Abbott says there's no turning back from an eventual legislated end to the ongoing teachers strike in British Columbia. Abbott rejected the teachers' calls for the appointment of a mediator or arbitration, saying the two sides ...

What you need to know about the Teacher Data Reports
New York Daily News
The Department of Education compared how well their students did on the tests with projected progress based on attendance rates, ethnicity, previous test scores, poverty level and other criteria. Teachers whose classes exceeded expectations got higher ...

New York Daily News

Christie education funding plan would base allocations partly on districts ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
By Star-Ledger Staff Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey JournalActing EducationCommissioner Christopher Cerf, right, looks on while Gov. Chris Christie speaks in this file photo. TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie Thursday unveiled sweeping plans to change the ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Just another round in an endless teachers' battle
The Province
She was speaking shortly after the government announced it was preparing to force a settlement on the teachers after a year of fruitless negotiations. Education Minister George Abbott - who said the imposed settlement bill will be drafted this weekend ...

Teaching union rejects pension deal
The Independent
Leaders of a teaching union today rejected the Government's controversial public sector pension reforms, delivering a fresh blow to the coalition's hopes of ending the long-running dispute. The executive of UCAC, which represents thousands of teachers, ...

DOE Releases Evaluations For Thousands Of Public School Teachers
Parents will soon know if their children's teachers have been earning passing grades, as the city's Department of Education released today the performance scores of tens of thousands of teachers later today. A judge ordered the department to do so, ...


Parents and New Education Group Intervene in Texas School Finance Litigation
Sacramento Bee
By Texans for Real Efficiency and Equity in Education AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 24, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Today in the 200th Judicial District Court in Travis County, a group of parents and a new education group named Texans for Real Efficiency and Equity ...

Could teaching ever be a team sport?
The Guardian (blog)
The school's maths teachers, a more orderly bunch, used standardized teachingmaterials to explain differential equations to students in Year 10; although, on closer investigation, most admitted to having tailored the standard resources to their own ...

The Guardian (blog)

Abstinence-Only Sex Education Bill In Utah Prohibits Teaching ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
A bill requiring sex education classes to teach an abstinence-only curriculum moved closer to becoming a law in Utah Wednesday. The state House passed HB 363 in a 45-28 vote following extensive debate.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

Christina Pirello: Teaching Our Kids About Food
By Christina Pirello
In the movie, To Sir with Love, Sidney Poitier comes to the conclusion that education, as it was being applied in his situation... just wasn't working. He took matters into his own hands and decided to teach his students the basic facts of life, with ...
Health on Huffington Post

The “Moneyball” approach to public education – Off the Kuff
By Charles Kuffner
The book says, “One absolutely cannot tell, by watching, the difference between a .300 hitter and a .275 hitter. The difference is one hit every two weeks.” In Texas public schools, you absolutely cannot tell the difference between an exemplary ...
Off the Kuff

The Limits of Learning Design ~ Stephen's Web
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects.
Stephen's Web ~ OLDaily

Virginia education officials finalize NCLB waiver request | Richmond ...
State's top teachers honored. Eight regional teachers of the year and the state's top teacher were honored Thursday with resolutions by the Board of Education. Among them was Mechanicsville Elementary School teacher Jamie B. Mullenaux ...
www2.timesdispatch.com - News

For-Profit Colleges Get Majority of Education Benefits of Active-Duty ...
By Goldie Blumenstyk
... quality at for-profit colleges, shows that of the top 10 recipients of such assistance, six are for-profit college companies—American Public Education, Bridgepoint (the parent company of Ashford University), TUI Learning (the parent of Trident ...
The Ticker

Benue owes 150 teachers 4-yr salaries
By mbgolu
Benue State Government owes some teachers four years' salary arrears, according to Mr. David Tsevende, Chairman of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB. He said this in Makurdi in reaction to an enquiry on reports that ...
Vanguard News
Darden: Where Great Teachers Are Gods | Poets and Quants
By John A. Byrne
Allayannis is one of many superstar teachers at Darden, and his evolution here provides much insight into how this school has made teaching an integral and defining part of its culture. That wouldn't be such a key distinction except that the ...
Poets and Quants

Network of Volunteerism and Solidarity for Education
By admin
Teachers are responsible for the quality of education, while the parents are responsible for the overall monitoring of the process. Lessons can take place at the student's home, in groups as well as online (e-learning). Apart from 'core' school ...
From the Greek Streets

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