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Promised Pay Raise For TN Teachers Left Out Of Initial Budget Talks

Promised Pay Raise For TN Teachers Left Out Of Initial Budget Talks

by / on November 12, 2013

Tennessee’s public school teachers have been promised better raises over the next few years. But top officials are holding off on saying just how much that will be.

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Tennessee Teachers Don’t Hate The New Evaluations As Much As They Used To

Tennessee Teachers Don’t Hate The New Evaluations As Much As They Used To

by / on October 9, 2013

Tennessee’s public school teachers are finding that a new evaluation system isn’t as bad as they once feared. Vanderbilt Peabody College has collected feedback from thousands of teachers since the ramped-up observations began in 2011. The latest survey was released Wednesday.

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Tennessee Used as National Education Example

Tennessee Used as National Education Example

by / on July 23, 2012

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Tennessee is “Exhibit A” for changes he says treat teachers as professionals rather than “interchangeable cogs in an educational assembly line.”

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Teacher Evaluation Report Due to General Assembly in Mid-July

Teacher Evaluation Report Due to General Assembly in Mid-July

by / on June 20, 2012

The state’s top school leaders are due to issue report to the legislature in a few weeks on Tennessee’s teacher evaluation system. A press release from the state’s largest teacher’s union says it will likely contain a new plan for handling grievances. State officials won’t get into that kind of detail, but some degree of change is expected.

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Haslam: Review of Teacher Evaluations “Not Just A Charade”

by / on May 29, 2012

Governor Bill Haslam says the state could soon make changes to its controversial system for evaluating teachers. An outside review of the evaluation process is due out this week.

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Educators Want Lower Bar for Tenure, Fewer Observations for Good Teachers

by / on November 2, 2011

After receiving mountains of mail from teachers, state lawmakers got the messages in person Wednesday. During a hearing about a new evaluation system, educators forecast a mass exodus from the profession if changes aren’t made.

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Democrats Want to Scrap New Teacher Evaluations

by / on November 1, 2011

Republican state lawmakers are suggesting tweaks to a new teacher evaluation system that has drawn a flood of criticism from educators. Democrats say it could be too flawed to fix.

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Teacher Performance to be Monitored Online

by / on July 29, 2011

When Tennessee teachers return to school this month, they’ll face a brand new way of being scored on their performance. Classroom observations will make up about half of that score, and the state plans to make the results of those in-class critiques available almost in real time.

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Teacher Observations Piled onto Tennessee Principals

Teacher Observations Piled onto Tennessee Principals

by / on December 16, 2010

For years, school principals have visited classrooms to watch teachers in action. Now those known classroom observations are being transformed and multiplied.

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Panel Looks for Flexibility in Teacher Evaluations

by / on May 28, 2010

A panel of educators and state lawmakers are taking on a tricky question: how should the state evaluate teachers’ effectiveness when there’s no standardized data to show what their students have learned?

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Teacher Evaluation Changes Triggers Concerns

by / on January 15, 2010

Tying teacher evaluations to student achievement could help Tennessee win a massive Race to the Top grant from the federal government, but some are concerned about the potential ramifications.

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House Would Make Educators Majority of Evaluation Committee

by / on January 14, 2010

The governor’s “Race to the Top” education legislation is due to go to the state Senate floor Friday morning. The House version emerged from the Education Committee Thursday afternoon with a few changes.

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