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Why Teacher Evaluations Could Make School Better For Younger Students

Any new teacher contract signed in Indiana must now include a system for evaluating teachers — and school districts are holding their breath, worried the whole thing could turn into fiasco. Their fears aren’t unfounded. Implementations of teacher evaluation systems this year in Tennessee, New York, and Florida have been troublesome. But research released this week argues evaluations are important […]

Superintendent On Merit Pay: Teachers 'Are Not Widgets, They're People'

The new superintendent of the Bloomington-based Monroe County Community School Corporation is no fan of teacher merit pay. In an interview Wednesday, MCCSC superintendent Judy DeMuth called the state’s mandate to districts on implementing merit pay systems by the start of next school year “unfair.” Here’s what she told StateImpact: I really believe that a […]

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