Thursday, December 6, 2012

Teacher evaluations

  • Florida Teacher Evaluation Results Retracted For Education Department ...

    Florida's Department of Education released the first results of a sweeping new teacher evaluation system Wednesday morning that sought to provide more accurate data on teacher effectiveness and increase accountability.

  • Teacher Evaluations In South Carolina Questioned By Educators

    FLORENCE, S.C. -- State education superintendent Dr. Mick Zais could be facing a potentially angry mob of teachers Thursday night at a Florence meeting that is being held to inform the public of new educational standards, but more pressingly to get ...

  • Alaska teacher evaluation plan draws hundreds of critical comments

    Teachers and school district representatives from across Alaska have called for changes, some major and others minor, in proposed regulations dealing with the evaluation of teachers. The state Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the issue Friday ...

  • Evaluation agreement clears union hurdle; teachers endorse Zimmer

    The governing body of the Los Angeles teachers union has endorsed a tentative agreement on teacher evaluations that incorporates the results of student standardized test scores.

  • Charlotte Danielson Releases Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument ...

    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2012 -- Updated Evaluation Instrument to incorporate instructional implications of Common Core State Standards.

  • Time is running out for Buffalo on teacher evaluations

    BTF President Philip Rumore is fuming over the involuntary transfer of a few dozen teachers and, until that completely unrelated dispute is resolved, he refuses to discuss teacher evaluations. Instead of working with the district to accomplish what ...

  • A new way to rate LA Unified's teachers

    What kind of process for evaluating teachers can possibly be devised by a determinedly reform-minded administration, a stubborn union and plaintiffs in a hostile lawsuit?

  • Gay marriage, teacher evaluations and pricey clean energy: Opinion roundup

    Today, The Seattle Times writes, will be the first day same-sex couples in Washington will able to register to marry. Last month, Washington and Maine became the first two states to approve gay marriage by popular vote.

  • Fla. education chief defends teacher evaluations

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida's interim education commissioner says early glitches are no reason to slow the implementation of the state's new teacher evaluation system. Pam Stewart gave that response Thursday to lawmakers who were worried about ...

  • Lee, Collier teacher evaluation reports pulled for inaccuracies

    After releasing teacher evaluation ratings for districts and schools this morning, the department pulled the report after Hillsborough County officials noticed inaccurate numbers of teachers.

  • NYC schools chancellor sets deadline on teacher evaluations

    New York City Schools Chancellor says principals would face cuts in staff size, libraries and after-school programs if a deal on teacher evaluations is not reached soon. Chancellor Dennis Walcott made the comments Wednesday at an event sponsored by the ...

  • Some HISD teachers to be exempt from part of evaluation

    Thousands of HISD teachers likely won't be graded on their students' performance this year because the district has faced problems rolling out its new teacher evaluation system. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier said Thursday that he expects the district ...

  • Kansas School Board wants teacher evaluations removed from union negotiations

    At its annual convention last weekend in Topeka, the association solidified plans to lobby lawmakers concerning teacher evaluations. KASB would like the Legislature to remove evaluations from the list of items that must be collectively bargained with ...

  • Demand unsigned teacher evaluations

    I love course evaluations because they are the one time that, on the institutional level, students are given any slight notion of having power over their schooling.

  • St. Charles School Board adopts new teacher salary schedule

    The new St. Charles salary schedule gives teachers throughout the parish an opportunity to qualify for stipends based on annual performance evaluations, effectively raising salaries for those who meet state-instituted teaching standards. Chief ...

  • Wiscasset High Experiments with New Teacher Evaluation System

    Wiscasset High is a school in transition. These days, more kids are transfering into Wiscasset in 10th or 11th grade -already behind the eight ball academically after struggling at other high schools.

  • Teachers in Leon County Schools overwhelmingly received high ratings in the ...

    Teachers in Leon County Schools overwhelmingly received high ratings in the first year of a controversial teacher-evaluation system. But the numbers may not be reliable. The Florida Department of Education on Wednesday released a preliminary set of ...

  • 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.

  • Los Angeles to Revamp Teacher Evaluations

    The Los Angeles public school teachers union reached a tentative agreement on Friday to allow student achievement metrics such as standardized test scores to factor in to teacher evaluations, making L.A. the latest district to embrace such methods.

  • Controversial teacher evaluations are in

    Charlotte and Collier Counties had no "unsatisfactory" teachers. Many teachers are upset about this new ratings system because right now, each district uses its own scoring system. State law says if teachers have two back to back years of ...

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