As students finish up their studies in the coming weeks, schools will evaluate the results of year-end testing to see if improvements were made during this academic year. More than ever, these results are used to access the effectiveness of curricula and the teachers who deliver them.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel settled a labor contract with the Chicago teachers’ union after an eight-day strike. Teachers were happy to secure concessions limiting a school reform program they said would harm students and cost teachers jobs. Emanuel walked away with a teacher evaluation syste…
An education revolution is under way in Indiana, one that affects not just student performance, but the entire delivery process for education. These changes will require adjustment throughout the system.
My column earlier this week about merit pay for principals in Chicago Public Schools struck a chord with some of our local teachers.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing the old standby of merit raises in the beleaguered Chicago Public School system.
INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation linking Indiana teacher pay to student performance is on its way to Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is expected to sign it into law.
I try to listen very carefully to people, and I learn a lot.
HAMMOND | While most local educators are against a merit pay system, that's exactly what's going to happen under the state's TAP program at Hammond High School.
A public school teacher I know makes the claim that teachers would consent to performance pay for their profession if state legislators accepted merit pay for theirs.
It seems to me that the guest commentary on education reform and merit pay contained two conflicting statements.
The best teachers deserve more pay. Who could argue with that simple proposition? Well, get ready. The teachers union and defenders of status quo are gearing up to block this key element of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' education reform agenda.
Recently I saw a mailing in which incumbent members of the Indiana House of Representatives were criticized for voting against a House bill that would have made districts base teacher salaries on student performance as judged by ISTEP scores. The flier contends that representatives who voted…
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