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Nicholas Garcia

Weekend reads: How one state is putting teachers in charge of their evaluations

  • Wisconsin wants instructors to take a larger role in developing the state’s teacher evaluation tool by asking them to decide how much students should be expected to learn, and how that growth should be measured. (Hechinger Report)
  • If schools want to improve student achievement, they must racially integrate their classrooms. (Huffington Post)
  • Or they should just let teachers run them. (Washington Post)
  • Some students should experience the benefit of touch. (Atlantic)
  • New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña made her most substantial changes to the district’s bureaucracy this week. (Chalkbeat New York)
  • Author of the new book “The Test” answers questions about the future of standardized testing in the U.S. (NPR Ed)
  • Vox explains No Child Left Behind, including what’s next. (Vox)
  • ICYMI: Here’s what President Obama had to say regarding education issues during the State of the Union. (EdWeek)
  • U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan live tweeted during the president’s #SOTU. (ed.gov)
  • To improve student discipline, change teacher behavior. (Slate)