Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | New York Joins Movement to Abandon Use of Student Tests in Teacher Evaluations Supported by ByEliza Shapiro Feb. 1, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] Four years ago, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pushed through a plan to put New York at the forefront of a national movement to reshape American public education: He vowed that half of a teacher’s rating would be determined by student results on standardized exams. But his initiative met with immediate resistance from teachers’ unions and parents, especially those in New York’s wealthy suburbs and progressive urban pockets. They protested on the basis it would place undue stress on teachers and children, whose test scores are used for high-stakes admissions decisions and academic tracking. As a … [Read more...] about New York Joins Movement to Abandon Use of Student Tests in Teacher Evaluations
Teacher made test
SECTIONS Search E-edition Customer Service Advertise Newsletters News News Local Crime Databases Education Election Politics Nation/World Special Reports Carolina College Bound Corrections Columnists Retro Charlotte Your Schools All Blogs & Columns Sports Sports Carolina Panthers Charlotte Hornets That's Racin' High Schools College Sports Charlotte Knights/MLB Other Sports Blogs & Columnists Inside the Panthers Inside the NBA Prep Insiders Scott Fowler Tom Sorensen All Blogs & Columns Politics Politics Elections The North Carolina Influencer Series RNC 2020 Business Business Banking Stocks Center Top Workplaces National Business What's in Store Development All Blogs & Columns Living Living Religion Food & Drink Health & Family Home & Garden CLT … [Read more...] about NC Democrat blames Republicans for low teacher pay. Why his claim is misleading.
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, center, talks to North Georgia supporters Monday afternoon in Chatsworth. U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, left, joined him at the rally as his wife, Marty, applauds, far right. Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, center, talks to... Photo by Tim Barber /Times Free Press. More Info State Revenue, year over year2015: $21.6 billion2016: $23.5 billion2017: $24.5 billion2018*: $25.4 billion2019*: $26.2 billionSource: Georgia Budget Policy Institute*Estimate Brian Kemp's promise of an extra $5,000 for every public school teacher in Georgia should be an easy win for educators. So why hasn't the state's teacher's union backed Kemp, or his plan? Leadership isn't sure he can pull it off. And even if he can, the union head said it wouldn't compensate for his other stances. "Kemp's offer sounds more like an election year appeasement to educators for votes," Georgia Association of Educators President Charlotte Booker … [Read more...] about Brian Kemp promised teacher raises. Teacher’s union not swayed.
0 Have your say Standardised testing for five-year-olds have been set up to be “deliberately vague” to support the notion that Scotland’s attainment gap is closing, a primary teacher has claimed.The claim was made in an email sent by the teacher to the Labour Party which outlines a series of criticisms of the controversial system of tests that primary one pupils have to carry out.Under the system, five-year-olds have to sit literacy and numeracy tests lasting around 50-minutes. Critics have complained that testing children at such a young age creates undue anxiety and pressure. The Edinburgh-based teacher, who wishes to remain anonymous, voiced concerns about the system saying in school it had taken 30 hours of teacher time for numeracy and 40 hours for literacy to set the tests for 54 pupils.According to the teacher, the test questions tended to be “very poorly phrased – often at best they are ambiguous and at worst they are so badly written … [Read more...] about Teacher hits out at ‘vague’ tests for five-year-olds
Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 4:05 p.m. UTC Jun 9, 2018 Lansing — Michigan should spend more on public schools to pave the way for teacher pay raises and prohibit for-profit companies from managing additional charter schools in the state, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Gretchen Whitmer said Friday. Whitmer released a new 11-page education policy platform here at Lewton Elementary School, where students were attending their last day of classes before summer break. The former Senate minority leader's proposal calls for more state spending to phase in universal preschool for a “cradle to career” education system, give districts extra money to hire additional literacy coaches, hire more counselors and potentially increase educator pay, which the state could not directly require. “School districts don’t want to pay their teachers poorly,” Whitmer told reporters after she unveiled the plan. “They want to pay … [Read more...] about Whitmer: Give Michigan teachers a raise