AM News: LASUD & Union Reach Historic Agreement on Teacher Evaluations
LASUD, teacher's union reach 'historic' agreement on evaluations SCPR: Under the agreement, teachers' final evaluation will include student results on the California Standards Test from the previous year or years, in addition to the schoolwide Academic Growth over Time measure.
Union calls for teacher certification exam AP: The proposal, released Monday as part of a broader report on elevating the teaching profession, calls for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to take the lead in developing a new test. The nonprofit group currently administers the National Board Certification program, an advanced, voluntary teaching credential that goes beyond state standards.
Judge Deals a Setback to Louisiana’s Voucher Program NYT: It was not the crippling setback it could have been. What the court fight did show, Mr. Griffith added, is the evolving nature of the voucher debate, and the variety of problems state-run voucher programs have run into.
Kids Count Youth And Work Report: Number Of Young Adults Out Of School, Work Hits Half-Century High HuffPostEdu: Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor working, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report warns of a future of chronic unemployment due to a continuing failure to educate and train America's youth in needed skills.
More Principals Learn the Job in Real Schools EdWeek: Through coaching and mentorship initiatives, residencies and internships, and other new programs, both districts and university education schools are turning their focus to building practical readiness, in context, and offering continued learning and support for principals already on the job.
Pencils Down? French Plan Would End Homework NPR: In the name of equality, the French government has proposed doing away with homework in elementary and junior high school. French President Francois Hollande argues that homework penalizes children with difficult home situations, but even the people whom the proposal is supposed to help disagree.