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Weekend reads: How one state is putting teachers in charge of their evaluations

  • Wisconsin is asking teachers to decide how much students should be expected to learn and how that growth should be measured. (Hechinger Report)
  • The city teacher behind DeltaMath, the online tool helping students learn (but not cheat). (Chalkbeat New York)
  • An argument that New York City must racially integrate its classrooms to improve them. (Huffington Post)
  • Or they should just let teachers run them. (Washington Post)
  • Appropriate touch — a hug after an upsetting day, for example — is an something some students need. (Atlantic)
  • Denver’s booming economy has curious consequences for classrooms: more diversity and less money. (Chalkbeat Colorado)
  • The author of the new book “The Test” answers questions about the future of standardized testing in the U.S. (NPR Ed)
  • Vox explains No Child Left Behind, including what’s next. (Vox)
  • A look at how restorative justice training is improving behavior in Bay Area schools. (Slate)
  • ICYMI: Here’s what President Obama had to say about education issues during the State of the Union. (EdWeek)
  • U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan livetweeted during the president’s #SOTU. (

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