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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 >
New York Joins Movement to Abandon Use of Student Tests in Teacher Evaluations
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Feb 1, 8:18 AM: Four years ago, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pushed through a plan to put New York at the forefront of a national movement to reshape American public education: He vowed that half of a teacher’s rating would be determined by student >
New York lawmakers end mandate tying teacher evaluations to student test scores
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Jan 24, 8:13 AM: The mandatory linking of teacher evaluations to student performance on certain state tests, once a priority for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and many lawmakers, was formally ended Wednesday by the State Legislature.
State delays plan to tie teacher evaluations to student test results
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Dec 11, 6:15 AM: Plans to tie public school teacher evaluations to student performance on state standardized tests will likely be delayed at least another year as the State Education Department continues to mull over whether it's appropriate to tie >
Opinion: If you want better schools, don’t evaluate teachers, coach them
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Nov 19, 8:31 AM: The Gates Foundation believed it knew how to boost high school graduation rates and cut the dropout rate — enhance the quality of teaching. Better teachers would give students a more rigorous education and improve their success >
Opponents of teacher evaluation law push for swift repeal
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Nov 12, 8:42 AM: Opponents of the state's controversial teacher evaluation system are pushing for speedy repeal on grounds that Tuesday's election shakeup in Albany reflects growing public demand for change.
Proposal Would Extend NY’s Moratorium on Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations
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Nov 6, 7:50 AM: New York education officials took a step Monday toward keeping students’ state test scores out of teacher evaluations for another year.
Education growth in Tennessee is thanks to teacher evaluations, report says
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Oct 12, 5:23 AM: Tennessee's education system has seen sustained improvements over the last eight years, and a new report says the state has its overhaul of teacher evaluations to thank for that growth — at least in part.
Tennessee teacher evaluations highlighted in national report
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Oct 11, 6:35 AM: Tennessee is a pioneer in the way it evaluates teachers and how it coincides with improved student achievement, according to the report, Making a Difference: Six Places Where Teacher Evaluation Systems are Getting Results, by the >
Editorial: Plan for teacher evaluations
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Oct 1, 6:57 AM: Come January, it will be time for state lawmakers to revisit the subject of teacher evaluations and how test results influence them. They should start those discussions thinking first about students, then other interests, including >
Editorial: Good teachers matter, and NM’s get better and better
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Sep 17, 6:40 AM: Given how critical teachers are to student achievement, it makes sense for school districts to know who their top performers are and to try to replicate those teachers’ methods. And it’s just as important for those districts to >
Editorial: Don’t ditch teacher grading model
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Sep 13, 4:52 AM: It took the Michigan Legislature years to fashion the state’s current approach to teacher evaluations. The framework was a bipartisan effort, and highly incorporated the input of experts in the teaching field. Three years later, >
Evaluations show teachers improving in New Mexico
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Sep 11, 6:42 AM: In the fifth year of New Mexico’s controversial teacher evaluation system, a record number of public school educators received ratings of “effective” or better, the Public Education Department announced >
NM has more high-performing teachers over last year
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Sep 10, 7:05 AM: Slightly more New Mexico public school teachers in the 2017-18 school year were ranked highly effective or exemplary – the two highest ratings – compared to the previous year, according to New Mexico Public Education Department >
Teacher evaluations could depend on outcome of Senate races
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Sep 6, 6:22 AM: One of the big issues as the new school year starts is how Albany will deal with the controversial matter of teacher evaluations.
New teacher evaluation standards lower weight of PARCC tests
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Sep 4, 6:28 AM: New Jersey educators are celebrating what they believe is a win as the state released new rules reducing the weight of PARCC test scores on teacher evaluations.
Editorial: Albany gets failing grade on teacher evals
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Jul 5, 6:02 AM: Evaluating teachers based on test scores was a lame idea from the start. Factors that often figure into those test scores - poverty, English-language learners, learning disabilities - were never taken into account. A teacher with a >

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