10-12-18 Education in the News

NJ Spotlight--Opinion: It Sure Looks Like DOE Willfully Broke Charter Process to Appease NJEA

Did ‘political payback’ matter more to Murphy and Repollet than the wishes of parents desperate for alternatives to poorly-performing public schools?


Laura Waters | October 12, 2018



Education Week--These Six Teacher-Evaluation Systems Have Gotten Results, Analysis Says

An analysis of six different teacher-evaluation systems shows that when the systems are implemented with fidelity and with certain tactics, they can lead to an improvement in the teacher workforce—good teachers are more likely to stay, and low-performing teachers are likely to either leave the district or improve. 

The National Council on Teacher Quality, a Washington-based think tank that advocates for measuring teacher effectiveness through objective data like test scores, studied evidence of the outcomes of teacher-evaluation reform in six places: Denver; the Dallas Independent school district; the District of Columbia; Newark, N.J.; New Mexico; and Tennessee.


Madeline Will on October 11, 2018 3:55 PM