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DC Schools show the value of staying the course on a controversial teacher evaluation system

Today brought some good news about teacher evaluation, an important education improvement that is largely out of favor with school districts and sidelined by the federal government. A new research report sponsored by Education Next suggests that a once-controversial plan to re-imagine the way teachers are reviewed and compensated in Washington D.C. is accomplishing its ultimate goal: To improve student… Read more →

How about pro-teacher teachers unions?

On August 1, Celine Coggins, a former classroom teacher who founded an organization called Teach Plus, will publish a new book about the importance of engaging teachers in policy development. It’s called “How to Be Heard.” I have just begun reading it, and I am hopeful it will drive dialogue about the role teachers, and especially teachers unions, play in… Read more →

A deep dive into a well-heeled suburban CO district, where $1 billion buys a lot of mediocrity

There are not a lot of  folks in the educational advocacy space who have taken on the sacred cow of the suburban school system. Some of it is because there bigger issues to resolve around urban schools, and part of it is because so many parents in well-resourced suburban schools have a vested interested in promoting and protecting the status… Read more →

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