American Education Week: November 13 – 19

American Education Week (AEW) began in 1921 as a joint project between the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Legion.  Ninety years later, the event still focuses on generating public support for education and “informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of[…]

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NEA Shifts Position on Teacher Evaluations

Recently the nation’s largest teachers’ union, the National Education Association, changed their position on including student performance in teacher evaluations.  In passing the new policy, the union hopes to take a leadership role in the national movement towards revamped teacher evaluation methods. However, the union also made it clear that it continues to oppose the[…]

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NEA Proposed Policy on Teacher Evaluation & Accountability

National Education Association officials announced that they would put a “policy statement” before the union’s governing body for approval that, among other changes, would open the door to the use of “valid, reliable, high-quality standardized tests,” in combination with multiple other measures, for evaluating teachers. The statement, passed by the NEA’s board of directors, wouldn’t[…]

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