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Responding to Education Next's "Getting Classroom Observations Right"

We encourage you to read Education Next’s expansive piece on lessons learned from a study of the teacher evaluation systems in four “pioneering districts.”

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Topics: Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Observation

Responding to Politico's "Rating Teachers Not As Easy As 1, 2, 3"

Politico’s recent piece “Rating Teachers Not As Easy As 1, 2, 3” does a solid job of reporting on the landscape of teacher evaluation right now. In sum, despite all the rancor—or because of it—very little is happening:

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Topics: News, Education, Teacher Evaluation

What is an Excellent Teacher? Responding to Arne Duncan and the DOE

Announcing the Excellent Educators for All initiative, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said: “Race and family income too often still predict students’ access to excellent educators. That is simply unacceptable. We must do better, and do better together.”

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Topics: News, Education, Teacher Evaluation

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