Obama and teacher’s paychecks

Last week’s announcment of the Race to the Top initiative by Education Secretary Arne Duncan and President Obama put pay for performance plans back in the national conversation. So we’re talking about it again, too. “States that explicitly prohibit linking data on achievement or student growth to principal and teacher evaluations will be ineligible for

A leak in the core

Several months ago, a collaboration of major education organizations began work on a high-profile effort to develop common core standards in English language arts and mathematics based on exemplary state standards and benchmarked to top-performing countries. The effort is led by the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), National Governors Association (NGA) in partnership