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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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Teachers’ Union Endorses Malloy, Officially Snubs Pelto

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) one of Connecticut’s two teachers’ unions, has now officially endorsed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s reelection bid, despite third-party candidate Jon Pelto repeatedly calling Malloy “anti-teacher.” What does this prove? I can think of at least two takeaways from the AFT’s endorsement of Malloy: 1. Though he didn’t always say… Continue reading Teachers’ Union Endorses Malloy, Officially Snubs Pelto

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Even the Teachers Union Steps Away from Jon Pelto

As if we needed any more evidence of the lack of support for Jon Pelto’s “campaign” for Governor, even the Connecticut Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers is supporting someone else. In reaction to the devastating news, Pelto posted a press release on his personal blog admonishing the union for not picking him for… Continue reading Even the Teachers Union Steps Away from Jon Pelto