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The Legislature agreed to give all teachers raises next year, as long as they're based on performance. Gov. Rick Scott has pushed for $2,500 across-the-board raises for all teachers but lawmakers agreed Sunday to tie them to merit. Florida Education...
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The debate -- and that’s putting it nicely -- over the use of standardized test scores in teacher evaluations has always confused me, because the answer seemed so simple. One of the things we ask of teachers -- but just one thing -- is to raise...
Tags: Politics, Education, School Examinations, Barack Obama, Teachers
Three newly re-elected incumbents in the Glenview School District 34 emphasized maintaining fiscal stability and listening to community members during their upcoming four years of service. Board President Chris Northwick and Board Members Cathe Russe...
The Florida Education Association plans tomorrow to file a new legal challenge to Florida's new teacher evaluation system, a teacher union spokesman said. Mark Pudlow, the spokesman, said he could provide no other details until tomorrow. The union...
Re "Gates' warning on test scores," Editorial, April 11 Bill Gates has figured out what those of us in education have known all along: Standardized tests are pretty good at identifying students' academic strengths and weaknesses, one of them being test-...
Los Angeles teachers overwhelmingly expressed “no confidence” in L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy in the first vote of its kind in the nation’s second-largest school system. Over the weeklong referendum that ended Wednesday, more than...
The Hartford CourantMisquoting William Shakespeare: "Now is the spring of our discontent." Indeed, even as the daffodils blossom and the songbirds sing, my students at the University of Connecticut are stressing out from their end-of-semester quest for high grades....
Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker could never win an election in this town. In a 30-minute speech Thursday to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the 82-year-old University of Chicago economist proposed that keeping "the American dream alive" would...
The Baltimore SunMaryland is among three states flagged by the U.S. Department of Education for significant delays in implementing federal Race to the Top programs in the last two years, namely in overhauling its evaluation system to tie educator effectiveness to...
New Haven was struggling in the early 1990s. Schools were decrepit. Downtown was moribund, with litter wafting past empty storefronts. It looked like another once-bustling urban core that was dying of disinvestment, suburbanization, racism, lack of...
Baltimore school officials recommended Thursday severing ties with independent operators of six schools after a months-long review of more than two dozen diverse programs. In a presentation to city school board members, district officials recommended...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe National Council on Teacher Quality has given Florida a grade of B-minus for its teacher-preparation policies — the highest grade issued by the organization this year. Only three other states earned a B-minus after the council evaluated each...
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