Educators 4 Excellence
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
Now that the evaluation plan is set, training and implementation come next. Many teachers say they are worried that the complex plan will not be carried out correctly, especially with the increased demands the plan places on principals.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
By Beth Fertig
As schools in Chicago remain closed Monday, and the teacher's strike stretches into a second week, the brutal landscape of education politics is laid bare for all to see. Add to the mix a Hollywood movie that seems to blame the teachers' union for failing schools, and it's easy to understand why teachers may feel defensive.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A former teacher argues for a "comprehensive" evaluation system that would give educators real feedback on their work based on several factors, including students’ test scores, classroom observations and peer reviews.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The College Board's Educational Testing Service, which administers the SAT, and ACT Inc., which administers the ACT exam -- both of which are used for college admissions -- said students will now be required to submit photos with their applications to take the exams. The photos will be printed on their admissions ticket and on the roster at the testing location, and will also be sent to their high schools.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Teachers at some of the 33 so-called struggling schools that are engaged in improvement efforts sent a letter last week to Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott and the teachers union president, Michael Mulgrew. The teachers petitioned the city and union to reach an agreement on a new teacher evaluation system that would fulfill the requirements of a federal grant and free up $58 million that the state has been withholding. Meanwhile, the city and union have resumed informal talks.