Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 5:49pm
A plan to strengthen K-12 education, released earlier this week, sets many ambitious deadlines. By the end of the 2012 legislative session for example, Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen wants lawmakers to agree on tough expectations that Maine teachers must meet to be considered effective in the classroom.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 11/29/2011 - 10:55pm
As Chicago Public Schools officials begin heated negotiations over teacher evaluations, a study that will be released by the district shows teachers strongly oppose tying student achievement to their own performance.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 11/20/2011 - 10:31pm
Teachers and principals' own report cards are getting a lot more attention. The way educators are evaluated is changing across the country, with a switch from routine "satisfactory" ratings to actual proof that students are learning.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 6:44pm
The previously confidential ratings estimate teachers' effectiveness in raising students' standardized test scores. The district is in negotiations to use the ratings as part of a new teacher evaluation system.