Teacher Evaluation Reform Spreading Across The Nation
The Oklahoman, OK, December 25, 2011
Oklahoma is not the first state to adopt a teacher evaluation system based in part on student test results, but is part of a growing trend across states and schools to move to the growth or value added evaluation models.
Charter School Becomes A Success Story
Anchorage Daily News, AK, December 26, 2011
Turning berry picking into a math lesson is one example of an approach that is helping students at the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School make remarkable gains in achievement scores.
Arizona School System Braces For Biggest Shake-Up In Decades
Tucson Citizen, AZ, December 24, 2011
Arizona is putting in place some of the biggest changes in public schools in two decades. Over the next three years, the reforms will shake up what students learn and when they are promoted, as well as how teachers are evaluated and schools are graded.
Charter School Plans Filed With City
North County Times, CA, December 26, 2011
Santa Rosa Academy in the last few weeks has taken another step toward building its new school in the heart of Menifee.
Teachers Union Sues Sacramento City Schools Over Seniority Rights In Layoffs
Sacramento Bee, CA, December 25, 2011
The Sacramento City Unified School District is fighting a civil lawsuit filed by its teachers union over teacher seniority rights in rehiring after layoffs.
STEM Charter High School Planned at DSU
News Journal, DE, December 26, 2011
The model they saw in action on their visits is known as “Early College High School .” And if the state approves its charter school application, DSU will open the first school of that type in Delaware on its Dover campus by the fall of 2013.
Keep a Watchful Eye on High Cost of School Reform
Washington Times, DC, December 25, 2011
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