Cincinnati Public Schools must urgently rewrite major aspects of its teachers' union contract and human resources rules if it hopes to improve student achievement.
We know that individual teachers can make a huge difference. Yet almost nothing about the way we hire, evaluate, pay, or assign teachers to classrooms is designed to operate with that goal in mind.
Our schools cannot even identify the most effective teachers. There has never been a better time to change this discouraging paradigm.
How can we identify, recognize, reward and retain excellent teachers in CPS? How can we attract our best teachers to the schools that need them most?
What makes 'value-added' incendiary is its potential to single out the best and the worst teachers in a nation that currently gives virtually all of them a passing grade.
The 'Race to the Top' fund is too advantageous to ignore. That means tying teacher evaluation to student performance, and that's a good idea.
TNTP's study found that new teachers don’t always get the training they need, due in part to the (legislated) binary evaluation rule.
The battle over new York City's worst teachers.
People are searching for meaningful career change – and finding it in public schools.