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Teachers expected to get 1-year pass on linking ratings to tests

Student test scores will not be required to be factored in teacher evaluations next school year as planned, members of the state panel that oversees the teacher rating system voted Wednesday. The State Board of Education is expected to vote on this one-year delay at its April 6 meeting, and typically agrees with its advisory panel. Continue Reading →

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Evaluation — a dirty word to Connecticut teachers?

The state panel that developed Connecticut’s teacher evaluation system three years ago met Wednesday to find ways to instill confidence in its utility among the state’s teachers. The mission: ensure it is used to improve the profession and learning among students. Continue Reading →

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Special Report: Education, Diversity and Change in Fairfield County

Fairfield County, a region marked by sharp disparities in income and in urban and suburban life, faces particular challenges in assuring all its residents a quality education. Today, a special report, “Education, Diversity and Change in Fairfield County,” explores the issue through in-­depth policy reporting, interactive maps and charts, photo galleries and opinion pieces written by teachers from the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield University. Continue Reading →

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Malloy’s educational record: bold plans and compromise

Connecticut’s governor for the next four years will face a wide range of challenges to improve the state’s public schools. The Mirror spoke with both major party candidates about their approach to education. Today, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talks about his track record and future plans. Wednesday, Republican challenger Tom Foley will lay out his vision for Connecticut schools. Continue Reading →

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Teacher evaluations: Too much science, not enough art?

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FAIRFIELD — As teacher Alison Taylor conducts a poetry lesson for her third-graders, veteran principal Jason Bluestein watches and listens closely, scratching notes into a spiral notebook – a process he will repeat again and again this year, more often than ever before. Continue Reading →

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Teacher evaluations: State asks court to ‘compel’ districts to turn over assessments

The top lawyers for the state are asking a Superior Court judge to “compel” nine of the state’s lowest-performing school districts to turn over individual teacher evaluations so they can prepare for a trial set to begin this fall over whether the state is properly funding education. Continue Reading →

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