Category: First 7 years

EdNext Podcast: Do Teachers Matter Most? by Education Next

The Spring 2016 issue of Education Next is devoted to commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report, a landmark study of equality of educational opportunity in the U.S. led by sociologist James S. Coleman. The Coleman Report is often…

Some New Teacher Evaluation Systems Do Make a Difference by Thomas Toch

twenty20.com/@anotherwomack When Education Next paired my recent article, “A New Era for the Battle over Teacher Evaluations,” as a “Behind the Headlines” item with “When Fancy New Teacher-Evaluation Systems Don’t Make a Difference,” by Rick Hess, I read with interest Rick’s suggestion that the teacher-evaluation reform movement hasn’t made much of a difference, and I tracked d...