What We’re Watching: Traversing the Teacher-Evaluation Terrain

By Education Next 11/15/2013

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On Monday, Nov. 18, at 12:30 pm, the Fordham Institute hosted a panel to discuss the best way to move forward on teacher-evaluation reform.

The event was co-sponsored by the National Council on Teacher Quality and the School Improvement Network.

As the event page explains

How are teacher-evaluation policies shaping up across the fifty states and Washington, D.C.? Are these policies building strong structures that will lead to academic success? Or are statewide evaluations the latest Rube Goldberg invention, with too much complexity and too little of the local flexibility that would allow for continuous improvement in teaching? Which states are leading the way and which are just checking off the policy box for an NCLB waiver?

Fordham Institute Executive Vice President Mike Petrilli served as moderator, and he was joined by panelists Sandi Jacobs, Vice President and Managing Director for State Policy, National Council on Teacher Quality; Alice Johnson Cain, Vice President for Policy, Teach Plus; Chet Linton, CEO and President, School Improvement Network; and Rob Well, Director of Field Programs, Educational Issues Department, American Federation of Teachers.

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