Archive of 2011 October

Policy Considerations/Guide for States Participating in Teacher Performance Assessment

on October 11th, 2011 in Educator Effectiveness by | Comments Off

This policy guide is intended to provide state policymakers and others with a framework of guiding questions to ask themselves as they consider adopting and implementing the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) in their state. TPA is a summative pre-service licensure assessment to ensure teacher candidates are well prepared and ready…

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Willing to Learn: Reactions to President Obama’s Back-to-School Speech from Finn

on October 5th, 2011 in Blog by | No Comments

Last week on September 28, 2011, President Obama addressed the students of the nation from Benjamin Bannecker Academic High School in Washington, D.C.  This was his third annual back-to-school address to the nation’s students and the second one I watched with my son, Finn.  Finn is in first grade and…

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