Substantial Opportunities for Improving Teacher Evaluations Lie in the Area of Classroom Observations
Researchers recommend adjusting classroom observation scores for student demographics, using observations conducted by trained external observers
Differences in school effectiveness have important consequences for students’ academic achievement.
2014 EdNext poll finds while the public, on average, gives 50% of teachers in their local schools an A or a B grade, 22% are given a D or an F
Study finds students are similar to those in other local schools and most patterns of attrition are no different
Does the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education’s “Dear Colleague Letter” miss the mark on civil-rights enforcement?
Program costly, but in low-income schools small learning gains observed
U.S. ranks 27th out of 34 OECD countries overall; 28th among students with at least one college-educated parent
But automatic admission causes drop in comparable private and out-of-state colleges
Two experts identify implementation challenges and offer different assessments of progress thus far.
Study finds promise of non-merit-based academic college scholarship significantly decreases school-wide suspensions in urban school district.
Measuring student performance correctly helps set the right expectations for students and teachers in both high-poverty and advantaged schools.
Public supports Common Core, and when given national ranking of local schools, Americans give those schools lower grades and express greater support for vouchers, charters, and teacher tenure reform
Will academic success and public support protect charters and small high schools under a de Blasio administration?
Average SAT performance of first-year teachers rose between 1993 and 2008
Contrary to allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the scholarship program improves racial integration in public schools in 34 districts under desegregation orders
Field Trips to Art Museums Improve Critical Thinking, Promote Historical Empathy, and Increase Tolerance
Though school field trips to culturally enriching institutions are in decline, study finds positive educational effects; students from rural regions and minorities benefit most.
Charter school growth in Boston is at a standstill, even though studies show strong academic results and the schools have popular support
This event will explore why the United States must do better if it wishes to enhance its economic strength.
Increased K‒8 math skills, decreased teen birth rates, and lower incarceration rates may have lifted completion rates between 2000 and 2010
National survey finds declining support for increased school spending and teacher salaries; thinks schools do not do as well at attending to the needs of the less-talented as those of the more-talented.
Evidence shows constructive district reactions to presence of charter schools in urban districts
Beginning teachers subsidize handsome payoffs to superintendents, guardians of the public interest
Authors Paul Peterson and Peter Kaplan find that even though 37 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education as incentive to join the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) consortia and raise their standards in 2009, standards still declined in rigor in 26 states and D.C. between 2009 and 2011.
2011 legislation opened opportunities for education reform and debt reduction in Wisconsin’s schools
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