Across the country, resistance is growing against public education's increased dependence on high-stakes standardized testing and on exclusionary discipline, such as suspensions, expulsions, and school-based arrests.
Not many teachers can be evaluated using state test scores The Seattle Times (blog) There's wide agreement that student learning should be part of teacher and principal evaluations, and that such growth can't be measured by any one test.
Missouri Secondary Principals's insight:
Washington teachers don’t teach grades or subjects that are covered by them..., it’s only about 16 percent.
Elementary, RMS principals share school improvement plans The Rolla Daily News Principals from the three elementary schools and the middle school presented their annual school improvement plans to the Rolla Board of Education Thursday night.
At the same time, the professional learning supporting these two reform efforts has focused separately on either implementation of educator effectiveness or on Common Core. Principal professional learning, for example, has focused on the mechanics of the evaluation system rather than on the instructional practices aligned to the Common Core; while teacher professional learning on the Common Core too infrequently integrates educator effectiveness components of continuous improvement, content depth, content-specific pedagogy, and goals for educator and student learning.
High school leaders get a lesson on 'How to be a Better Athlete' Steamboat Pilot & Today More than 20 Steamboat Springs High School student-athletes sat in on Underwood's hour-long lecture entitled, “How to be a Better Athlete.” The athletes were...
Las Vegas Review-Journal 18 days of training for principals to cost CCSD $52000 Las Vegas Sun The consultants are from the University of Washington's Center for Educational Leadership, which has contracted with the School District since 2012 to...