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NYC Won't Wait for Evaluations to Tackle Teacher Quality

Even without a new teacher evaluation system, New York City will ramp up efforts to weed out teachers who “don’t deserve to teach,” Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced today.

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Struggle Over How to Evaluate Special Ed Teachers

Spurred by the U.S. Department of Education's $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant competition, more than a dozen states have passed laws to reform how teachers are evaluated and include student growth as a component. For most students, that growth will be measured on standardized tests. But for special education students that is considerably more complicated.

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Schools with Grants Struggle with Teacher Evaluation Systems

Elliott Elementary in Lincoln, Neb., struck off on its own last year when it became the only school in the city to win money through the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.

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Education Changes Have Some Louisiana Teachers on Edge

While Gov. Bobby Jindal and his legislative allies celebrate the passage of sweeping changes to the state’s public-education system, some local teachers and teachers-in-training say they fear for the future the reforms have created.

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Conn. Reform Advocates Blame 'Weak' Education Bill On Closed-Door Meetings

Six groups that support education reform criticized the "weak version" of the education reform bill the legislature's Education Committee approved Monday, saying it was developed behind closed doors with a "lack of transparency."

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New CPS Teacher Evaluation System Debated

A group of education policy and research academics called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday to hold off on the widespread implementation of a new teacher evaluation system.

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U.S. Follows Global Trend to RESPECT Teachers

Duncan announces a new competitive grant to show teachers a little respect.
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Voters Give High Marks to Conn. Schools

The vast majority of voters, from the cities to rural towns, give high marks to Connecticut's public schools and teachers, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly are currently considering a major overhaul of the system.

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Hard-Working N.Y. Teachers, Sabotaged When Student Test Scores Slip

For 15 years, Anna Allanbrook has been the principal of Public School 146 in Brooklyn, one of the highest-achieving elementary schools in the city.

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Indiana School Districts Chosen for Teacher Pay Pilot

Randolph Central Schools will be among the first districts in the state to develop a new performance-based pay structure for its teachers.

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