Thursday, December 6, 2012

Florida teacher evaluations wrong

  • State botches release of new data on teacher evaluations

    Florida's Department of Education on Wednesday rolled out the results of a sweeping new teacher evaluation system that is designed to be a more accurate, helpful and data-driven measure of how well teachers actually get students to learn.

  • Florida's teacher evaluations aren't ready

    So it is with a flawed evaluation system for Florida's teachers. Accountability is needed, no debate there. The effectiveness of the teacher is the most important factor in education. But make evaluations credible. If Florida's new evaluation system is ...

  • Remainders: Teachers rally and counter-rally over evaluations

    (HuffPo); A Florida teacher of the year says value-added measures alone fueled her ineffective rating. (Facebook); Rick Hess pans Thomas Friedman's unproductive "fanboy praise" of Ed Sec Arne Duncan.

  • IN THE 13th GRADE

    "And you ask yourself, 'Is there something wrong with me?'" Lockett's experience actually is quite normal in Florida. In 2010-11, 54 percent of students coming out of high school failed at least one subject on the Florida College System's placement ...

  • Florida's Education Reform Model Can Unite Us

    But to ensure that tax revenues were being spent in a way that would produce success, school systems needed accountability: measureable goals, thorough and fair evaluations of performance, incentives for achievement and interventions for poor ...

  • • Daniels claims teachers used illegal tactics to defeat Bennett in election

    "If you're a fan of anything-goes politics, it was a creative use of illegal - but still creative use - of public resources," Daniels said Wednesday at a Washington, D.C.

  • School Testing In US Costs $1.7 Billion, But That May Not Be Enough: Report

    "He shows, that with the debate about testing in this country -- it costs too much money -- it's absolutely wrong," said David Coleman, president of the College Board, the company that administers the SATs.

  • NFL Capsules: Friend says Chiefs LB, slain girlfriend 'seemed fine'

    York said Perkins planned to return in January and wanted to become a teacher. Police said Belcher's ... "And they just seemed really happy around each other, and I just don't understand where things went wrong." York said the only other ..... The ...

  • Community college faculty blast tenure proposal

    "It's going to be connected back to me even if it [the problem] could be the Federal Reserve Bank or they picked the wrong major," said Valencia College professor Jack Chambless. Randy Hanna, chancellor of the Florida College System, called the ...

  • Grapefruit, Medicine Interaction Warning Expanded

    Leslie Hendeles, a professor of pharmacology and pediatrics at the University of Florida in Gainesville, said that with some medications grapefruit can have the opposite effect - in other words, decreasing their effectiveness.

  • Education 'Insiders' Extremely Skeptical Of Positive Education Reform ...

    Slightly more than one-third of respondents say the PARCC consortium is also on the wrong track, which represents a significant increase from mid-summer but still in line with the September survey's findings.

  • Hitt's raise sends wrong message

    Hitt's raise sends wrong message ... The Compensation and Labor Committee evaluation stated that Hitt has increased student enrollment significantly and has also expanded campus facilities and academic programs.

  • Cheryl Grampa (Photo) Teacher Busted for Getting Massages from her ...

    Cheryl Grampa (pictured in the above photo) is a teacher in Florida who reportedly rewarded her elementary school students when they gave her massages.

  • Program leaders hope to find funds to keep Amer-I-Can running

    With the lights dimmed for a relaxing environment, Amer-I-Can student Dionisu Pineda-Gomez, 14, interacts with his teacher, Mrs. Vivi Butler, at Johnson Middle School Thursday.

  • Bobby Jindal: GOP Should 'Stop Being The Stupid Party'

    <strong>What the 2012 Republican platform draft says:</strong> Republicans <a href="" target="_hplink">oppose</a> abortion ...

  • Everything We Know About Jets' Backup QB Plan

    Don't get me wrong, it is not that I am a die hard Rex Ryan fan and want to stick with him no matter what, it is just that I truly believe that he, as a HC, is far from this teams # 1problem.

  • Loving parents help students succeed

    ... other state. Of course it takes a lot of money to build and maintain safe and comfortable facilities that have all the latest and best equipment, and to find and keep excellent teachers and administrators and support personnel. ... 11/10/2012 I ...

  • Aides suspended in wake of special needs student's death

    The sheriff's report says a gym teacher found her hiding under bleachers, and took her to the aides, demanding they keep a closer eye on her.

  • Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012 4:38 pm

    B.W. in Florida. Dear Florida: We think this is quite rude. You can, of course, call your cousin and ask whether the gifts were received.

  • Editorial: Medical waste shouldn't be state-sponsored

    That is the case with Florida House Bill 711, which was enacted earlier this year and requires public health care institutions such as the Lee Memorial Health System to go through an evaluation to determine its market worth should it ever want to sell ...

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