Evaluation

2/27/2012

2/27/2012

Several well-heeled Democratic donors have openly split with the state party and legislative leaders over education reform, arguing Washington is falling behind because lawmakers are afraid to buck the teachers union.

2/27/2012

The release of a trove of data evaluating New York City teachers on their ability to boost student test scores represents a potentially powerful new tool for parents to assess their children's public schools.

2/23/2012

2/23/2012

With the help of School Improvement Network's PD 360, Humansville R-VI School District in Missouri is experiencing an explosion in student achievement as math test scores have increased by almost half.

2/23/2012

This open source tool will support states as they transition to next-generation assessments for the Common Core.

2/22/2012

2/22/2012

As the Chicago School Board gets set to vote on a plan to restructure failing schools, opponents staged a candlelight vigil Monday.

2/22/2012

eScholar has expanded its role in capturing data as changing regulations and federally funded programs, including Race to the Top and NCLB, have state education agencies upgrading their data infrastructure and analysis capabilities. 

2/21/2012

2/21/2012

Dr. Mary Keller, President and CEO of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), returns to Bossier this week to discuss plans for a Military Student Transition Consultant (MSTC) in the Bossier Parish School System.

2/17/2012

2/17/2012

A statewide agreement announced Thursday will bring tougher teacher evaluations in public schools statewide and make student performance 40 percent of a teacher's grade.

2/16/2012

2/16/2012

Sharon Cooksey, a facilitator for curriculum and professional learning in the Franklin Special School District, has been tapped to join the Common Core Leadership Council, a group that will advise the state department of education on a transition plan for setting student benchmarks.

2/15/2012

2/15/2012

They've had two years to reach an agreement: but now they're down to two days. The powerful New York state teachers union is negotiating with officials at the State Education Department over a teacher evaluation system.

2/15/2012

Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott soon should have enough political backing to delay a controversial requirement that students’ scores on new standardized tests count toward their course grades.

2/13/2012

2/13/2012

Georgia and nine other states last week were released from requirements of No Child Left Behind, a landmark federal education law some say created a national testing craze by requiring students meet increasing academic goals year after year.

2/13/2012

Buying a home is the biggest investment most Michiganders will ever make. And a good many prospective homebuyers will want to know what kind of education their child will receive from a local school system before buying a home.

2/9/2012

2/9/2012

Two years ago, New York State’s legislators passed a law requiring districts and teachers unions to replace outdated evaluations that rate nearly all teachers “satisfactory” and fail to provide the feedback and support educators deserve.

2/9/2012

The Lowndes County Board of Education has implemented controversial new rules that aim to give students a second chance to earn better scores.

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