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How Hard Is it To Dismiss Poorly-Performing Teachers?

Analysts at the Fordham Foundation created a rubric for gauging the difficulty of firing ineffective teachers based on these three metrics: Does tenure protect veteran teachers from performance-based dismissal? How long does it take to dismiss an ineffective veteran teacher? How vulnerable is an ineffective veteran teacher’s dismissal to challenge? Look below (way below) to… Continue reading How Hard Is it To Dismiss Poorly-Performing Teachers?

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Would You Be “Encouraged” If Your Child Went to This School?

“I am encouraged that so many schools are showing signs of progress,” she said. “Their improvement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the teachers and administrators, as well as the determination of the students and their families. But we know there is still much work to be done at every one… Continue reading Would You Be “Encouraged” If Your Child Went to This School?