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Rewrite Teachers’ Contract, CPS Told

December 01, 2009 | Cincinnati Enquirer

Cincinnati Public Schools must urgently rewrite major aspects of its teachers' union contract and human resources rules if it hopes to improve student achievement.

Grade the Teachers

November 01, 2009 | The Boston Globe

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.

Op-Ed: Now is the Chance to Focus on Good Teaching

October 22, 2009 | Cincinnati Enquirer

Our schools cannot even identify the most effective teachers. There has never been a better time to change this discouraging paradigm.

Op-Ed: Talks Represent Tremendous Opportunity

October 22, 2009 | Cincinnati Enquirer

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?

Superintendent Spreads the Gospel of ‘Value-added’ Teacher Evaluations

October 19, 2009 | Los Angeles Times

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.

California Needs ‘Race to the Top’ Funds

September 18, 2009 | Los Angeles Times

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.

Back to School

September 14, 2009 | The Pueblo Chieftain

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 Rubber Room

August 31, 2009 | The New Yorker

The battle over new York City's worst teachers.

Class Acts

August 24, 2009 | O, The Oprah Magazine

People are searching for meaningful career change – and finding it in public schools.

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