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Oct 22, 2012

Collaboration at its best

It is great that teacher collaboration, sometimes referred to as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), has become common practice, but it isn’t enough to stop here.

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Teacher Networks
Oct 17, 2012

Part 3: School grades from a Floridian's perspective

What is left is an attempt to make sure that schools are still receiving adequate funding and are still accountable for student scores. But, the Florida Department of Education has recently released a plan that gives me pause.

  • Student Success
  • Equity and Diversity
Oct 15, 2012

Part 2: Principles for implementation of more rigorous evaluation systems

Melissa Tooley is a teacher quality and data analyst at The Education Trust. Melissa’s work at the Ed Trust focuses on evaluating and influencing policy to ensure that all students receive the effective teachers they need and deserve. This is part one in a series of blog posts discussing educator evaluations.

My last blog post reviewed the key components of a well-designed educator evaluation system. But without a strong plan for implementation, even the best-designed systems won’t be game changers for students.

  • Evaluation
  • Educator Workforce
Oct 8, 2012

TeachOregon: Comments from Dr. Hilda Rosselli

"In order to transform Oregon’s system into the world class leader in education necessary to reach the 40-40-20 Goal, the state must prioritize the recruitment, advancement and support of a diverse corps of professional educators.”

  • Teacher Preparation

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