teacher evaluations http://wamc.org en Karen Magee: Teaching Is An Art http://wamc.org/post/karen-magee-teaching-art <p>When I taught special education in my hometown of Harrison, one of my students achieved an educational milestone.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:36:09 +0000 Karen Magee 92362 at http://wamc.org Reprieve For NY Teachers Facing edTPA http://wamc.org/post/reprieve-ny-teachers-facing-edtpa <p></p><p>New York state education officials have adopted a safety net for teacher candidates who fail a newly required "bar exam."</p><p>The Board of Regents on Tuesday agreed to let student teachers who fail this year or next use a passing score on a previous test as proof they're ready to teach.</p><p>Before the Regents vote, any teacher graduating college after May 1 was going to have to pass the bar exam — called the edTPA&nbsp; — to be certified. The test requires video and written proof of a would-be teacher's skills.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 89309 at http://wamc.org Reprieve For NY Teachers Facing edTPA UUP Calls For Suspension Of edTPA Certification Mandate http://wamc.org/post/uup-calls-suspension-edtpa-certification-mandate <p>edTPA, the new portfolio assessment required for student-teachers in New York, has come under criticism. One of New York's teachers' unions wants it suspended.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86748 at http://wamc.org UUP Calls For Suspension Of edTPA Certification Mandate Deal ensures NY teacher-evaluations don't expire http://wamc.org/post/deal-ensures-ny-teacher-evaluations-dont-expire <p>New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders say they've come up with a <font color="red">plan</font> to ensure that school district teacher-evaluation systems remain in place until they're re-negotiated.</p><p>Monday's agreement addresses a concern at the center of an impasse between New York City and its teachers union that caused city schools to miss a deadline for adopting an <font color="red">evaluation</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">plan</font>. That cost the district $260 million in state aid.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:28:51 +0000 Jaired Crofut 60692 at http://wamc.org Deal ensures NY teacher-evaluations don't expire Tim Kremer - New York State School Boards Association http://wamc.org/post/tim-kremer-new-york-state-school-boards-association-0 <p>With the school year starting for students across New York State in the coming weeks, there are several new programs being implemented. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke with Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association about the new policies, including teacher evaluations and anti-bullying programs.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:27:44 +0000 Brian Shields 46784 at http://wamc.org MA House Backs Teacher Evaluation Bill http://wamc.org/post/ma-house-backs-teacher-evaluation-bill <p>The Massachusetts House has approved a measure calling on school districts to implement a new teacher&nbsp;evaluation&nbsp;system and place performance ahead of seniority in deciding future layoffs.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>The legislation, which has already been approved by the Senate, resulted from a compromise struck between the Massachusetts Teachers Association and an advocacy group called Stand for Children that had proposed a statewide ballot question.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:43:02 +0000 Lucas Willard 42016 at http://wamc.org MA House Backs Teacher Evaluation Bill Tim Kremer - New York State School Boards Association http://wamc.org/post/tim-kremer-new-york-state-school-boards-association <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed the teacher evaluation bill into law. Parents will be able to see the evaluations for their own child&rsquo;s teacher, but the information will not be available to the general public or the media. Tim Kremer , the executive director of the New York State School Boards Association tells WAMC&rsquo;s Brian Shields that the evaluation system , which the governor has described as evolving, needs to become more valid.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:31:24 +0000 Brian Shields 41868 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Offers Teacher Evaluation Bill with No Compromises http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-offers-teacher-evaluation-bill-no-compromises <p>Governor Cuomo is telling the legislature to &lsquo;take it or leave it&rsquo; over a new bill he&rsquo;s released new bill outlining how to make teacher evaluations public.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Cuomo says he introduced&nbsp;legislation on the publication of teacher evaluations just before his own self imposed deadline of midnight Monday in order to clarify his position on the issue. &nbsp;He says it&rsquo;s up the Assembly and Senate whether they want to pass it, exactly as is, or not. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:10:36 +0000 Karen Dewitt 41423 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Offers Teacher Evaluation Bill with No Compromises New School Superintendent Introduces Improvement Plan http://wamc.org/post/new-school-superintendent-introduces-improvement-plan <p><font size="2">&nbsp; A new superintendent has been selected to lead the second largest public school system in Massachusetts.&nbsp;&nbsp; The next&nbsp; superintendent of schools in Springfield Massachusetts is a home grown product,&nbsp; as we hear from WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.<br /> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 41326 at http://wamc.org New School Superintendent Introduces Improvement Plan Governor Cuomo: Teacher Evaluations No Longer “Urgent” Matter http://wamc.org/post/governor-cuomo-teacher-evaluations-no-longer-urgent-matter <p>Governor Cuomo says he no longer thinks settling the issue of making teacher evaluations public &ldquo;urgent,&rdquo; and will allow the legislature to leave later this week without an agreement on the matter.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Cuomo, speaking on former Governor David Paterson&rsquo;s radio show on WOR, says the legislature will end its session for the summer without acting on a plan on how to make public teacher evaluations public, saying that the evaluations do not have to be completed by schools until January, anyway.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:55:52 +0000 Karen Dewitt 41309 at http://wamc.org Governor Cuomo: Teacher Evaluations No Longer “Urgent” Matter