DOE Announces Big Changes to Teacher Evaluation System

The Hawaii Department of Education will make 18 major changes to its new teacher evaluation system to reduce the burden on educators and improve teaching quality by focusing on the instructors most in need of a boost.


State Education Board Recognizes Best Suburban Teachers

The Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, and the Illinois Education Association have recognized 29 teachers across the state for exemplary work in the classroom during the 2013-14 school year.


Updated Standards for Educational Leaders To Be Completed in October

Updated model standards for educational leaders, which have not been revised during a period of accelerated changes in the roles that principals and superintendents play in districts, are coming this fall.


CCSSO Leading Refresh of Model Standards for Education Leaders

CCSSO and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) are leading an effort to refresh model standards for education leaders so leaders are better able to improve student achievement and meet new, higher expectations.


Oregon Teacher Quality: New System Will Identify Stars, Stinkers, and Thousands in Between

When Oregon switches next year to a new teacher evaluation system based partly on student test scores, about 10 percent to 15 percent of teachers could be identified as superstars that exceed the standards, says State Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton.


Kansas Loosens Teaching Requirements for Some Classes

The Kansas legislature passed House Bill 2506 requiring the State Board of Education to implement new regulations before July 1.


Teachers Absent From Class Way Too Much, Study Says

A new National Council on Teacher Quality report on the attendance of more than 234,000 teachers in 40 large U.S. school districts in the 2012-13 academic year found that teachers missed an average of 11 days.


Tenure Rules Linked to Teacher Evaluations in More States

A report released by the Education Commission of the States says a growing number of states are using controversial teacher evaluations to determine which teachers earn and hold onto tenure.


Ed. Dept. to Extend NCLB Waivers Without Considering Teacher Evaluation

In a letter to state school chiefs on May 9, the U.S. Department of Education said it would grant No Child Left Behind Act waivers to states where teacher-evaluation systems are not yet up to par.


TEA Details New Teacher Evaluation, Support System

The Texas Education Agency has submitted details of a new teacher evaluation and support system to the U.S. Department of Education to meet its No Child Left Behind waiver requirements.