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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.…

Ed in the election: Is the Chicago teachers strike hurting Obama?

The Chicago teacher strike, which entered its fifth day on Friday, could hurt Obama’s chances for re-election, analysts said this week. (Photo by Sarah-Ji) Chicago teachers went…

Widespread dissatisfaction with new teacher evaluations in Tennessee

In many ways, Tennessee teachers have acted as guinea pigs in a new national movement to overhaul how teachers are evaluated. While many states are in the process of changing…

Questions abound as districts shift to merit pay for teachers

Raymond Park Intermediate Academy Principal Ryan Russell sits in on the fifth-grade classroom of Jen Hess for a three- to five-minute “walk through” evaluation of her class. …

Indiana to revamp its certification exam for principals

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is poised to dramatically overhaul the way it determines whether educators are qualified to become principals. Starting in the fall of 2013, Indiana will abandon its mostly multiple-choice…

Indiana seeks to reform teacher training

INDIANAPOLIS — Armed with clipboard and pencil, John Somers, an associate professor of teacher education, watches over a group of sixth-graders and two teachers-in-training at an Indianapolis elementary school. “A…

Using teachers to evaluate teachers

INDIANAPOLIS — Any number of educators—principals, personnel directors, superintendents—can be called upon to evaluate teachers. But one school district in Indiana, Anderson, has decided that another group has perhaps the best…

Indiana overhauls how it evaluates teachers

INDIANAPOLIS — Reform: There is perhaps no idea more embraced in education circles nationally—and especially here. Indiana is in the midst of a massive education reform effort that includes the creation…

Memphis’ new teacher evaluation system adopted from controversial D.C. program

Millington Middle School principal Dr. Michael Lowe talks to one of his students in the hallway between classes. Lowe and both of his vice-principals evaluate each teacher and…

Using value-added data to evaluate Tennessee teachers

To close the achievement gap between poor and affluent students in Tennessee, some students may need to learn at double the rate of their high-performing peers, according to Tennessee Department…

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