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Under the Radar

Like Kaya Henderson, chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools, the curricular subject of geography has been flying under the radar.
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Tablet-based Observation Tool

GoKnow Mobile Learning and the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals collaborated to create GoObserve, a tablet-based classroom observation and walk-through tool.

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Under Education Reform, School Principals Swamped by Teacher Evaluations

School principals, including some who back more rigorous review of teachers, are balking at education reforms required by Race to the Top. New teacher evaluations are all-consuming, they say.

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Maine Education Chief Calls for Statewide Teacher Evaluation Standards

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.

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Ex-Intel CEO Ready to Remake Arizona Schools

The former chief executive of Intel wants to essentially blow up everything in public education in Arizona, from how teachers are trained to how they are paid.

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Chicago Teachers Express Concern Over Evaluation

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.

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States Strengthening Teacher Evaluation Standards

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.

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New Teacher Evaluation System Coming to Ohio Schools by 2014

The Ohio Board of Education has taken the first step toward creating a statewide teacher evaluation model that would account for student growth.

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Southern California Principals to See Teachers' Effectiveness Ratings

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.

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Seeking Tangible Results for Effective Teaching

Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools embarks on its second year of collecting data for grant project from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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