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State test scores will no longer be required when evaluating Indiana teachers
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Jul 7, 6:14 AM: Indiana schools are no longer required by law to use state test scores when annually evaluating teacher performances. The new law, House Enrolled Act 1002, went into effect July 1 and marks a significant departure from past >
Gov. John Carney says no end of the year evaluations for Delaware teachers
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May 11, 8:07 AM: End of the year evaluations, professional development requirements and assessments for Delaware teachers have been waived in the wake of coronavirus, according to the latest modification to Gov. John Carney's State of >
State education leaders push for cancellation of teacher job evaluations
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Apr 28, 7:59 AM: State education leaders are pressing for cancellation of this year's teacher job evaluations on grounds that such ratings are virtually impossible to carry out, now that schools have been closed and tests suspended in response to >
NYC teachers fret about their future amid coronavirus chaos
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Apr 13, 7:58 AM: Nervous city teachers are worried about crucial performance evaluations and tenure decisions with the school system upended by the coronavirus crisis.
Lawmakers pass bill to wait on teacher evaluations based on ILEARN results
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Feb 4, 7:56 AM: The Indiana General Assembly has passed Senate Bill 2, which means schools will not be held accountable for poor performance on ILEARN scores from the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.
Teachers turn to Texas Supreme Court in latest attempt to battle Dallas’ merit-based pay syste
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Jan 17, 8:37 AM: A Dallas teachers group that says DISD’s merit-based evaluation system amounts to pay cuts for many has asked the Texas Supreme Court to force the state’s education commissioner to rehear the group’s >
Bill would separate test scores, teacher pay
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Jan 8, 6:32 AM: Teachers might no longer have their performance evaluations tied to student test scores under a bill that passed its first step Tuesday.
Column: NM educators want rigorous job evaluations
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Dec 2, 8:34 AM: In response to previous editorials posted in local newspaper outlets over the last few months, which have taken a somewhat dim view of our work, the N.M. Public Education Department Teacher Evaluation Task Force would like to >
Opinion: Reevaluate teacher evaluations
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Nov 20, 8:19 AM: How would you like your child’s teacher to be evaluated? By the number of correct “bubbles” filled in on a standardized test? Or by creative lesson plans that develop critical thinking skills under that teacher’s >
A new policy would level the playing field for educators whose students live in poverty. Why isn&#82
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Oct 31, 5:06 AM: If a pair of Republican state lawmakers get their way, Pennsylvania could become the first state in the nation that considers student poverty levels when judging teacher performance.
New Mexico teachers evaluated under revamped criteria
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Oct 25, 6:22 AM: Annual performance evaluations are done and have been delivered to nearly 20,000 public school teachers across New Mexico as the state places a new emphasis on classroom observations by principals and leaves out student test >
Chancellor pledges to review D.C.’s controversial teacher evaluation system
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Oct 21, 5:35 AM: D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee is vowing to rigorously examine the controversial teacher evaluation system he inherited — a move the teachers union hopes is the first step in redesigning a protocol that it argues >
Board of Regents gives districts, unions greater control over teacher evaluations
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Oct 9, 7:13 AM: New York State’s controversial system of evaluating teachers based largely on computer-generated student “growth” scores formally ended Tuesday, with the adoption of a new process giving local school districts and their unions >
Officials: State rule forcing good teachers to leave turnaround schools in Polk
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Aug 16, 7:36 AM: At the end of her second day of school this week, a local elementary teacher was told she’d no longer be teaching at that school. Why? Because at the end of the 2017-2018 school year, at a different school, she was given a “needs >
98 percent of Idaho teachers earn top marks on evaluations
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Aug 6, 7:32 AM: More than 98 percent of Idaho teachers earned one of the top two overall scores on their evaluations during the 2018-19 school year.
When it comes to grading teachers in Pa., test scores could carry less weight
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Jun 24, 6:21 AM: Much like their students, public school teachers are evaluated for their performance. But student test scores may soon play a smaller role in how teachers are graded. The state Senate is poised to vote as soon as Monday on >
Editorial: Teacher evaluations should measure teaching ability
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May 28, 6:41 AM: If you need another example of how the education establishment works to scuttle much-needed reform, look no further than what has happened over the past eight years with Nevada teacher evaluations.
Editorial: State strips accountability from teacher evaluations
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May 8, 6:41 AM: Last week, New Mexico’s K-12 public school classrooms were transported back to Lake Wobegon – where all the teachers are strong and all the students are above average. Regardless of the data. Oh, and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham >
New law gives NY teachers expanded power in their evaluations
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May 7, 6:49 AM: Local teacher unions through the collective bargaining process should have greater control over how their members are evaluated going forward. That's because lawmakers added provisions to a new law that permanently halted the >
Editorial: Stop revolving door of school reform
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Apr 18, 5:19 AM: Maybe it’s term limits. Or maybe it’s the lack of leadership of Michigan’s K-12 school system. Regardless, with so many players pulling schools in so many directions, education reform here will never move forward under the current >

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