Teacher Evaluation Scores: Should Parents Have Access?

The debate surrounding teacher privacy, transparency and student test scores reemerged recently when a parent in Loudon County, VA, filed a lawsuit against state officials requesting the release of the state’s teacher evaluation data. Jasmine Song and Tim Walker Just as Teacher Appreciation Week was … Read More

Rising Above The War Against American Teachers

Teaching is not a lost art, but regard for it is a lost tradition. Jacques Barzun As I sat in the art room watching the students take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) End of Year (EOY) Assessment, I … Read More

Is Your Vocabulary Instruction Common Core Ready?

As I think about the Super Bowl game between the Patriots and the Seahawks, my thoughts turn to the many obstacles teachers tackle on a daily basis. We have students who come into our lives with learning difficulties and in some cases family issues at … Read More