Erin Richards

Recent Stories

Wisconsin moving toward portfolio-based assessment for teacher-candidates

MILWAUKEE — Before he could start student teaching in January at Sennette Middle School in nearby Madison, Andrew Johnson had to pass a multiple-choice test. The 23-year-old wants to teach…

Wisconsin’s academic luster fading

English teacher Norma Mortimer watches over students earlier this year at Marshall Morse School. Governor-elect Scott Walker supports a statewide evaluation system with multiple measures of performance that…

School districts evaluate merits of merit pay

PITTSBURGH – They call it the War Room. It looks like any other classroom inside Carrick High School, a sprawling structure that towers like a stone fortress over this working-class…

Grading teachers is no easy assignment

MPS teacher Norma Mortimer works with students Candase Franklin (left), Dion Jones (rear) and Tayler Artis on their group analysis of a short story in her English class.…