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January 23, 2019
New York legislators overhaul teacher evaluations, removing mandatory link to state test
The bill allows local districts and their teachers unions to decide what kind of assessments should be used to evaluate teachers and requires State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to decide on a “menu” of alternative assessments for local districts.
November 9, 2018
Principals, administrators: Will your job change now that fewer teacher observations are required?
New York City’s latest contract with the teachers union could give schools an invaluable resource: more time. Chalkbeat wants to know what…
Legislative Preview 2016
January 10, 2016
Lawmakers face tricky choices on education funding, data privacy and more
Colorado’s 100 lawmakers return to the Capitol this week facing a budgetary squeeze and some important unfinished education business.
December 16, 2015
How the Every Student Succeeds Act could change New York schools
The law could eventually lead to changes in testing, what happens to struggling schools, and more as the state gets more leeway to make education policy decisions.
pumping the brakes
April 23, 2015
Fariña: State shouldn’t force quick changes to teacher evaluations
Chancellor Carmen Fariña joined a growing number of education officials who say districts need more time to implement a new teacher evaluation system.
April 3, 2015
Tisch: Top city schools could be exempt from new teacher evaluation system
They include elite specialized high schools like Stuyvesant, citywide gifted and talented programs, and hugely popular zoned elementary schools like P.S. 321.
March 29, 2015
Budget agreement will change tenure rules, task state with eval overhaul
Many of the aggressive education policy changes sought by Gov. Andrew Cuomo — including an overhaul of teacher evaluations — will be addressed outside of the budget.
a different approach
February 3, 2015
In Albany, Fariña criticizes Cuomo’s plan for teacher evaluations
"I absolutely believe that holding teachers accountable only on test scores and outside evaluators is not a good idea," Fariña said in response to questions about Cuomo’s plan.
One month countdown
August 5, 2014
At national summit, Fariña says she will keep 'stress factor' out of pre-K
Working toward an ambitious pre-K expansion, the city has already found space for new pre-K seats, started an intense recruitment push, and come to some conclusions about teacher pay. Now, with only one month until an estimated 50,000-plus four-year-olds breathe life into the pre-K classrooms, Chancellor Carmen Fariña said the administration is figuring out the right ways to evaluate its programs.
Shelby County Schools
June 12, 2014
Memphis educators look to build rating system to help parents better navigate schools
Before the start of the 2015-16 school year, Shelby County Schools plans to create a "school performance framework," aimed at helping parents and students understand how their schools are doing and navigate the increasing number of choices in the district.
March 21, 2014
Rise & Shine: Tennessee Plan for tuition-free community college advances
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