State Board of Education Acts on Teacher Evaluation

At its meeting today, the State Board of Education approved new flexibility in the implementation of the state’s educator evaluation and support system as recommended by the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC). In a consensus vote, PEAC last week approved the new flexibility options in response to comments and concerns from educators around the state.…

Teachers’ Retirement Fund Shows Strong Performance

In this still uncertain economic climate, Connecticut teachers can breathe more easily knowing their pension fund generated robust returns in 2013. State Treasurer Denise Nappier yesterday announced that the Teachers’ Retirement Fund (TRF) generated investment returns, net of expenses, of 14.23 percent. This successful performance brings the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds (CRPTF), of which…

State Decision Makers Act on Teachers’ Concerns

The state Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) has been consumed in recent years by reports from consultants, disagreements about what’s best for students and teachers, and plenty of eduspeak—all in pursuit of a new teacher evaluation system. But it only took commonsense comments from thousands of teachers for PEAC to reach consensus about new flexibility…