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Teacher-training schools under pressure to prepare for Common Core

It’s not just K-12 teachers who are being asked to adjust their teaching styles and curricula to ensure students learn the Common Core standards. The people who teach the…

Report: More states using student data in reform

The number of states embracing contentious education reforms meant to increase accountability for teachers rose rapidly last year. In 2009, no states tied tenure to a teacher’s performance in the…

The year in education — a look back at 2012

In 2012, new teacher-evaluation systems and merit pay spread across the country. Technology continued to transform classrooms, and presidential candidates made education an unexpected focus on the campaign trail.…

No consensus on which skills should be included in teacher evaluations

At least 30 states are launching new systems to evaluate teachers using more rigorous criteria about what makes a good teacher, but so far there is little consensus on what…

Teachers worry about more testing under new Louisiana evaluations

When Scott Harris looked at recommended French tests he could use to measure his students’ progress this school year — and, by extension, his own success or failure as a…

Louisiana’s new evaluations challenge and confuse teachers

Toward the end of a spring day at Chalmette High School, Alexandra LaPres’s drama class was wrapping up its final rehearsal of the “Merchant of Venice, Louisiana,” a mix of…

Teacher evaluation architect warns of lawsuits against Louisiana’s new system

The new teacher evaluation system Louisiana launched this fall may be too simplistic, according to the architect of one of the most widely used evaluation systems in the country –…

Louisiana launches controversial new teacher evaluations to praise, fear

Times-Picayune Teachers in Louisiana have all but lost the tenure rules that once protected their jobs. Beginning this year, all 50,000 of them will be evaluated and…

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