Education: Morning Roundup, How Does One Teacher Compare With Another?

Morning Roundup:

From The New York Times: Formula to Grade Teachers’ Skill Gains in Use, and Critics

Many school districts have adopted a system called value-added modeling to evaluate teachers, provoking battles from Washington to Los Angeles.


From The Wall Street Journal: Middle Schools Fail Kids, Study Says

New York City's standalone middle schools do a worse job educating students than schools that offer kindergarten through eighth grade under one roof, according to a new study to be released Wednesday by researchers at Columbia University.


From the Los Angeles Times: L.A. Unified board makes first statements about test score analysis of teachers

Most members say the current way of evaluating teachers needs to be reworked; some add parents deserve more information about instructors. Some criticize The Times' publication of database.


From PBS' NewsHour: In Washington, D.C., Public School Teachers Put to New Test

Teachers in the District of Columbia are being reevaluated. Special correspondent John Merrow looks at a new test for teachers in the Washington, D.C. school district as part of his ongoing reporting on education.


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