Established in 2006, the Keystone State Education Coalition is a growing grass roots, non-partisan public education advocacy group of several hundred locally elected, volunteer school board members and administrators from school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Our mission is to evaluate, discuss and inform our boards, district constituents and legislators on legislative issues of common interest and to facilitate active engagement in public education advocacy.
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.