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Education Week Teacher: Anger Erupts as Non-Traditional Hires Edge Out Experienced Teac... - 0 views

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    When Memphis City Schools accepted millions of dollars from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve teacher effectiveness, it agreed to tap new pipelines for attracting teachers.
Jeff Bernstein

Pennsylvania to try teacher evaluation pilot program - 0 views

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    Tim Eller, spokesman for the state Department of Education, said the state is engaging schools in a three-part pilot program of a teacher evaluation system that relies heavily on value-added measures -- a controversial yardstick that uses student test scores to determine the "value" teachers add to student knowledge over the course of a year. The idea has grown in popularity since President Barack Obama expressed his support for the system during the federal Race to the Top education funding competition last year.
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