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State Education Leaders Pushing Off Linking Teacher Evaluations To State Exams Again – But At What Cost?

The Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC), the advisory council tasked with reviewing state assessments and evaluations, has decided to backslide on teacher accountability — again. Last Wednesday, PEAC voted 8-1 to recommend the state hold off on requiring districts to link state assessments with teacher evaluation until the 2017-2018 school year, according to the Connecticut… Continue reading State Education Leaders Pushing Off Linking Teacher Evaluations To State Exams Again – But At What Cost?

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Correcting Anti-Reform Spin On Latest NAEP Scores

It’s only been a day since the National Center for Education Statistics released the results from the latest round of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), and it seems everyone has already lost their minds. Only few hours after scores were released, the Connecticut Education Association was calling for the dismantling of recent reforms.… Continue reading Correcting Anti-Reform Spin On Latest NAEP Scores

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Teachers Union Doubles-Down on Inflammatory Allegations

It appears one inflammatory allegation wasn’t enough for the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) which, on Friday, doubled-down on claims against the non-profit education advocacy group Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) Connecticut. In case you’re wondering what I’m referring to, a few days ago, the CEA alleged that CCER obtained “personally identifiable” student data from… Continue reading Teachers Union Doubles-Down on Inflammatory Allegations