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The Hartford CourantCertain elements of the school system's teacher evaluation plan have been revised after being reviewed by the state Board of Education, according to Assistant School Superintendent Debbie A. Kaprove. "They had minor expectations for us to update our...
The Hartford CourantThe board of education has revised its proposal for early dismissal as often as once a week and will resume deliberations on the issue at its meeting Wednesday. The school system wants the early dismissals – which would take affect in the 2014-15...
Tags: Teachers, Teaching and Learning, Newington
Education experts have chosen Indian Prairie School District 204 to take part in a national field study that will help shape teacher assessments and provide examples of excellent teaching in videos, which will be used by educators nationwide. "We're...
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A new statewide process for evaluating teachers and school administrators is forcing many schools to seek outside input on how to evaluate instructors whose subjects aren't included in the ISTEP+ exam. Indiana lawmakers...
Tags: Teachers, Education, Teaching and Learning
After weeks of public debate, the Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously last week to shutter an unprecedented 50 schools. As a result, thousands of students will be forced to switch schools next year. Parents and teachers have protested the...
Three Newport-Mesa schools rank among the best in the state. Lincoln Elementary School in Newport Beach, Davis Magnet School near the Orange County Fairgrounds and Early College High School in Mesa Verde received the highest-possible scores in a...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Five years ago, Tom Crean took over an Indiana basketball program gutted of scholarship players and in equally abysmal shape academically. Now he has a winning program that graduates virtually everybody. On Wednesday, Crean's...
WSBT-TVLAPORTE – Schools are expected to get their ISTEP results sometime in July, much later than normal because of computer problems. But there is some good news. The Indiana superintendent of public instruction, Glenda Ritz, says the delay in scores...
The job of veteran teacher Ricardo Gonzales was on the line before a state review panel. He's a respected elementary school instructor who tutors students and coaches soccer on his own time. But the L.A. Unified School District wanted to fire him...
Administrators in our colleges and universities declare that student evaluations are necessary to give students a voice. They use student evaluations in decisions on hiring, awarding tenure and promoting professors. This is false in many cases. Students...
Tags: Teachers, Education, Teaching and Learning, Students
The Hartford CourantA bill pending in the General Assembly aimed at making alternative schools, which are virtually unregulated and failing to serve some of our most vulnerable students, accountable should be passed. Far too many students in Connecticut are falling...
No one can accuse Gov. Rick Scott of failing to stay on message. In January, he announced he wanted money in the budget for teacher raises. And ever since, he seems not to have missed a single a chance to plug them. To that point, this morning his...
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