Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 12:00am
Historically, Pennsylvania teachers were rated solely on classroom observation. Beginning in 2013-14, a new state law requires half of the rating to be based on observation and half on student outcomes in all school districts.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 11:38am
The Boston School Department has refused to release overall ratings of teacher performance at individual schools, denying families access to potentially powerful information that could shed new light on the quality of instruction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 3:28am
Acknowledging that the nation’s educators face large challenges in preparing students for more rigorous academic standards and tests, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told state education officials on Tuesday that they could postpone making career decisions about teachers based on performance evaluations tied to new tests.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 5:57pm
A wealthy school district in Colorado is launching a radical experiment that sets a different pay scale for each category of educator, ensuring that even the best third-grade teacher would never earn as much as a veteran high-school math teacher.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 3:27pm
The legislation encourages school districts to adopt new career ladders and evaluations for teachers by giving districts that chose to do so roughly $300 more per student to help pay for the costs of implementing the new programs.