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Afternoon Announcements: Are Teacher Evaluations a Worthwhile Investment?

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June 25, 2013 04:03 pm


As Congress moves forward with the rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), there’s continued disagreement over whether or not teacher evaluation is a worthwhile investment.  Can teacher evaluation really make teachers better?  Eduwonk

The US Supreme Court issued a ruling on the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case dealing with affirmative action. Unfortunately, they didn’t provide a definitive answer to whether schools can consider race in admissions decisions.Inside Higher Ed

Hundreds of high school graduating seniors in New York City haven’t received their diplomas yet because of a problem in the city’s new grading system for the state exams. New York Times

There’s a lot of debates about the pros and cons of charter schools, but a new study finds that they benefit low-income, black students and Hispanic English-language learners more than their peers in other groups. US News & World Report


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