Teacher Evaluation

The key to rewarding outstanding teachers, removing ineffective teachers, and improving others

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How Obama Got Schooled

Under pressure from right and left, the president signed away hard-won federal power over K-12 education and gutted his own reforms, even as they were working. Continue reading

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A New Era in the Battle Over Teacher Evaluations

The Obama administration encouraged more robust ways of assessing which educators were doing a good job. Will its legacy last? Continue reading

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Who Says Teacher Eval Reforms Aren’t Working?

D.C.’s evaluation system should make critics think twice before dismissing the importance of reforms to teacher evaluation. Continue reading

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Gates on Teacher Evaluation

The final report of the Gates Foundation’s $45-million study of teacher evaluation make the case for a comprehensive approach to gauging teacher qualilty. Continue reading

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What’s the Best Way to Evaluate Teachers?

How school systems should respond to demands for new teacher evaluation systems Continue reading

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Waiving Good-bye to Accountability?

Federal policymakers need to give states incentives to raise standards, not lower them Continue reading

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Evaluating Teachers

A panel discussion on the use of student test scores in evaluating teachers Continue reading

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Rhee Engineering Education

Has D.C.’s radical experiment in school reform really worked? A review of The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District, by Richard Whitmire
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Five Myths About Teacher Merit Pay

Originally appeared in The Washington Post. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says paying public school teachers based on their performance is his “highest priority,” and he plans to dole out hundreds of millions of dollars to states and school systems that … Continue reading

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Teachers or ‘Widgets’? How Should Teachers Be Evaluated?

A discussion about the need for new, more effective teacher evaluation systems Continue reading

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