Monday, December 13, 2010

Wp and NYT on Gates Study/Connecting the dots/A Pennsylvania school district found the right formula to cut costs, can it work in other cities


Gates group says test scores a sign of good teachers
Saturday, December 11, 2010
By Nick Anderson, The Washington Post
While debate rages in the education world about how to measure effective teaching -- or whether it is even possible to do so -- research funded by a prominent advocate of data-driven analysis has found that growth in annual student test scores is a reliable sign of a good teacher.


What Works in the Classroom? Ask the Students


By SAM DILLON Published: December 10, 2010
How useful are the views of public school students about their teachers?
Quite useful, according to preliminary results released on Friday from a $45 million research project that is intended to find new ways of distinguishing good teachers from bad.



Connecting the dots…
Sunday December 12th
Today I read Jan Murphy’s Harrisburg Patriot News coverage of the Pennsylvania Society weekend in New York and noticed that Chris Bravacos was the sponsor of a standing room only event there:


A Pennsylvania school district found the right formula to cut costs, can it work in other cities
RocktheCapitol
Posted by Jan Chaplick December 11, 2010

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