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Today's post: A quick look at the ASA statement on value-added bit.ly/1svfxV0

Do Evaluations Penalize Teachers of Needy Students? (by @Stephen_Sawchuk) bit.ly/1lbH672

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Shanker Blog

A Quick Look At The ASA Statement On Value-Added

The recent statement by the American Statistical Association on value-added models in education offers important, policy-relevant recommendations.

The Thrill Of Success, The Agony Of Measurement

Recent publicity over the testing results of the Success Academies charter chain illustrates the flawed interpretation of data in our public education discourse.

No Teacher Is An Island: The Role Of Social Relations In Teacher Evaluation

Professors Alan Daly and Kara Finnigan argue for improving value-added models by considering the importance of social interaction and collaboration in schools.

The Semantics of Test Scores

Jennifer Borgioli of Learning-Centered Initiatives wrestles with the difficult question of how to describe testing results accurately.

Differences In DC Teacher Evaluation Ratings By School Poverty

A discussion of why DC teacher evaluation scores are higher among teachers in lower-poverty schools, and what it means for the District's schools.

How Boston Public Schools Can Recruit and Retain Black Male Teachers

Researcher Travis Bristol discusses his work on the recruitment and retention of black male teachers in Boston Public Schools.

Social Capital Matters As Much As Human Capital – A Message To Skeptics

Evidence and arguments for those still skeptical of the idea that teachers' relationships and collaboration may be just as important as their human capital.

Lost In Citation

A review of the supporting research presented by one of the organizations leading the lawsuit to overturn laws governing teacher tenure in New York.

Conversation Series

Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education
Held the second Wednesday of the month,
co-sponsored with the American Federation of Teachers.

For the dates and topics of the 2014-2015 Conversation Series, go HERE.

UPCOMING CONVERSATION:

A New Social Compact for American Education: Fixing Our Broken Accountability System
September 10, 2014, 12-2
INFORMATION & REGISTRATION.

How Do We Get Experienced, Accomplished Teachers Into High Need High Schools?
October 8, 2014, 12-2
REGISTER HERE

WATCH THE PAST CONVERSATIONS



UPCOMING EVENT

BOOK PARTY FOR JOSE VILSON author, “THIS IS NOT A TEST”

September 25, 2014 5-7pm
MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

PAST EVENTS


"The Chinese Labor Movement: Which Way Forward"


June 18, 2014, Watch the videoHERE.

Good Schools Seminar:

Creating Safe & Supportive Schools


March 25, 2014
Watch the seminar HERE

Prince Edward County Freedom Schools

Teachers Discuss Segregation Fight in 1963 here.


CTE CONFERENCES

Fulfilling the Promise of a Quality Education for All: 21st Century Career-Technical Education


co-sponsored with the United Federation of Teachers

For conference materials go HERE.

AFT-Shanker Institute Summit on CTE and Perkins Authorization

Monday, Feb. 3. More information and livestream >here.


LESSON PLANS

Lesson Plans on the March on Washington



NEW PUBLICATION

Teaching Gap by Stigler and Hiebert, August 1999

For Immediate Release August 24, 1999 For American Students to Measure Up, U.S. Schools Must Close a “Teaching Gap”, New Book Challenges WASHINGTON – August 24, 1999 – What will it take for American students to meet the new standards for excellence states are setting? The answer, which has become a focal point for education [...]

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