• A teacher describes realizing that some students might not lift themselves up from a 55. (Jose Vilson)
  • In Michigan, one third of schools’ state rating is based on self-assessments of future plans. (CapCon)
  • In a first, Tennessee rated teacher prep programs by how graduates performed. (Starting an Ed School)
  • The city says Dec. 31 is still the kindergarten enrollment cutoff, despite a new state law. (Insideschools)
  • Here’s what education types need to know about the “fiscal cliff” and sequestration. (Politics K-12)
  • A critic of value-added measures says they should be “given a try” in teacher evaluations. (Shanker)
  • One buried stat in TNTP’s D.C. report: Top teachers who leave often cite evaluations. (Dana Goldstein)
  • Another take on the TNTP analysis: The bottom line is that fewer high-performing teachers leave. (SFNY)
  • A teacher who quit very publicly last month offers a little more explanation of why he left. (Russo)