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Thursday, December 13th, 2012   Teacher evaluation reform work should include five important tenets as policymakers work on evaluation programs in their states: give teachers a seat at the table and make them partners in reform; communicate with key audiences throughout the reform process; work toward the...

Introduction Sequestration is an across the board cut to federal discretionary spending set to occur on January 2, 2013. It could negatively affect every major federal discretionary spending program and fundamentally change the way that schools operate. Admittedly, budget cuts are a dry topic. However, budgets also...

In most states across the country, work is underway to incorporate student growth measures into a teacher’s evaluation. In concept, it’s hard to argue that this shouldn’t happen. In application, it’s understandably complicated and, many times, controversial. To bring a different light to this work,...

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