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CT Education Committee Choses Unions Over Children: Votes To Cut State Assessment from Teacher Evaluations

On Friday afternoon, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Education Committee voted 23-10 to push forward Senate Bill 380, which if passed, would ban the use of state assessments in teacher evaluations, including for schools currently using the assessment data. That would mean schools districts like New Haven, which has been using state exam data in evaluations… Continue reading CT Education Committee Choses Unions Over Children: Votes To Cut State Assessment from Teacher Evaluations

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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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Eye-Roll Alert: Pelto Accuses Former Superintendent With PhD In Education Of Having “No Expertise” In Improving Schools

In his latest entry into the boy-who-cried-wolf annals, Jon Pelto accuses the state Department of Education of breaking the law for allowing leaders from the Connecticut Council for Education Reform to present at the department’s quarterly Alliance District Convening meeting. He ludicrously claims that CCER is ONLY a lobbying group and that they have “no… Continue reading Eye-Roll Alert: Pelto Accuses Former Superintendent With PhD In Education Of Having “No Expertise” In Improving Schools