Evaluating teachers on their students’ performance has elicited much public comment of late. In essence, this view assumes that if students aren’t learning, the fault lies squarely with their teachers.
Amid some of the most well-orchestrated and well-attended protests from parents and activists in recent history, the School Reform Commission last week voted to close down nearly two-dozen schools and consolidate a dozen others.
The thought is that the city of Memphis will come up with some amount of funding for the consolidated school district once the schools consolidation crosses over into the new fiscal year that starts July 1.
On the Kobo website, readers will now find some of ASCD’s bestsellers by notable education authors, including: Charlotte Danielson's Enhancing Professional Practice, 2nd Edition; Eric Jensen's Teaching with Poverty in Mind; and Carol Ann Tomlinson’s How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, 2nd Edition.
On Monday Governor Rick Scott delivered a check for $15 million to the cash strapped school district as part of the state’s School Recognition Program which gives financial rewards to schools based on sustained or significantly improved student achievement in reading, mathematics, science, and writing.