America’s educational system

Contentious Debate Can Give Way to an Agreement on Teacher Evaluations

With teacher evaluations generating heated debates, lawsuits and political battles that show no signs of ceasing, one of the nation’s largest school districts finally came to an agreement on the whole process. And it appears to be an agreement that...
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What Do Teachers Have to Say About Evaluations?

With experts across the country debating what it takes to create a successful teacher evaluation system, teachers are making their voices heard about the process. According to the Network for Public Education, teachers consider test-based teacher evaluations...
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Implementing a Modified RISE Teacher Evaluation System

In my years of teaching and as a school administrator, I have come to learn that the most effective school improvement efforts are those that focus on improving classroom instruction. What happens between a teacher and their students during instructional...
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Providing Meaningful Evaluation for the Education Sector

Technology adoption is enabling the education sector to embrace new ways of effective learning. However, ‘effective learning’ doesn’t purely rely on these new technologies; it depends on the teacher’s ability to adequately use them. Evaluating...
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Ten Ways the Evaluation Conversation in Indiana has Changed

Conversations regarding the new evaluation process in Indiana have changed dramatically over the past few years. Recently, a group of 4 educators met at a local diner in small town Indiana to discuss the changes and enjoy breakfast. Laura Burpo (Oatmeal...
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