Friday, May 25, 2012

Turnaround teacher

  • This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Is Ganesh an elephant or a man? Jason Schneider asked his 7th graders.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • As part of the landmark 2009 teachers' contract, the district made the decision to turn around Tier III, or lowest performing, schools as part of the education reform effort.
  • (New Haven Register)
  • One of the schools that has taken the lead is Jumeirah Model School for Girls, which hired the iEnglish Institute in November last year to initiate a turnaround in engaging the students rather than teaching them.
  • (Gulf News)
  • Teachers working at low-performing turnaround schools in the West Contra Costa school district do not have special skills or experience that should prevent them from being laid off, an administrative law judge has ruled.
  • (San Jose Mercury News)
  • would not disclose the name of the principal but said he or she is from Northwest Indiana and has experience in turnaround schools. Meanwhile, McIntire said EdisonLearning has interviewed more than 150 teacher applicants and is making offers to teacher candidates.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • gave the board his current estimates on how many teachers would have to be moved out of each of those three schools in 2012-13, along with the other three schools that have already submitted turnaround plans to the state.
  • (Buffalo News (blog))
  • So Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg decided to do an end-run around the union and place the schools in a different federal program — known as "turnaround" — that would not require a teacher evaluation system to be in place.
  • (New York Times)

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