PEAC Looks to Waiver Districts, Considers Increased Flexibility

When it comes to compliance with the state teacher evaluation guidelines, some districts are in a class by themselves. These are the school districts that developed locally grown evaluation plans that didn’t entirely comply with state guidelines and then received “waivers” from the SDE to implement them. Weston and LEARN are two examples. And they’ve…

Teachers of the Year Say Using State Test Scores in Teacher Evaluation Damages the Profession

What’s the education policy that most damages the teaching profession? Sixty-nine percent of State Teachers of the Year and finalists for State Teacher of the Year say it’s the use of standardized student test scores in teacher evaluations. The survey by the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) also found an overwhelming…