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Remainders: In pilot of new evaluations, 1 in 5 teachers failed

  • In 20 schools piloting new teacher evaluations last year, 18 percent of teachers failed. (Crain’s NY)
  • A look at NewsCorp’s education division suggests some issues that aren’t hacking-related. (EdWeek)
  • An argument for why growing numbers of angry teachers actually bodes poorly for unions. (Jay Greene)
  • The UFT also thinks its once-beloved bonus program should end; others aren’t as sure. (Hechinger)
  • Collin Lawrence describes his school’s efforts to look good on its Quality Review. (GS Community)
  • Mike Petrilli: Contrary to popular opinion, needy students are actually doing better these days. (Flypaper)
  • The NAACP’s general counsel reiterates the group’s rationale for joining the UFT’s lawsuit. (BET)
  • The iconic Ms. Frizzle fails when measured against D.C.’s evaluation rubric. (Answer Sheet)
  • A major advocacy campaign seems to be brewing in favor of school in Colorado. (Alexander Russo)
  • Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants an end to City Council earmarks. (City Room)
  • A California school is under fire for spending more to help its struggling students. (Voice of San Diego)