News Tag: K 12

Monday, February 15, 2016

Camille Wilson quoted in Business Insider

Tags: k-12, wilson


Monday, November 23, 2015

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News story on school absenteeism

Tags: bates, k-12

A Detroit News story looks at the issue of school absenteeism, noting that new legislation will allow the state to withhold welfare benefits to families whose children are chronically absent from school. On that legislation, Percy Bates commented: “... This proposal is not likely to encourage greater school attendance,” he said.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Jeffrey Mirel discusses teacher tenure on NPR's Marketplace

Tags: digital signage, history, k-12, mirel

Tenure began in the early 1900s, Mirel said, and "it gave teachers some job security in a world in which political allegiances mattered more than what you knew how to teach and your ability to teach it."


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Deborah Ball quoted as Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness announces pilot schools and teacher evaluation methods

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

She says the pilot of four different teacher evaluation models in 14 districts "will allow us to learn about educator evaluation as it takes place in real school settings."


Monday, August 20, 2012

Deborah Ball and the Grand Rapids Elementary Mathematics Laboratory are featured on MLive.com

Tags: ball, common core, digital signage, educational studies, elementary education, k-12, mathematics education, professional development, teacher education, teachingworks

The annual endeavor simultaneously helps fifth-grade students with their mathematics skills and knowledge while providing professional development to teachers.


Friday, June 29, 2012

Jeffrey Mirel comments on a proposed Detroit Public Schools budget

Tags: detroit, digital signage, educational studies, k-12, mirel, policy

"I'm not sure the (new) business model is particularly that good," Mirel said. "Competition has not been good for traditional Detroit public schools."


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Barry Fishman discusses online professional development for teachers in Education Week

Tags: digital signage, educational studies, fishman, instructional improvement, k-12, professional development, teacher effectiveness, teacher quality, teaching and learning, technology

He says "The expansion of good online materials and easy access has put the control of this type of learning back into teachers' hands."


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Deborah Ball discusses teachers' evaluations and professional development in a 16-min. interview

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher effectiveness

She stressed the value of a "fair and transparent" structured evaluation system with clearly defined protocols. "One key component is guidelines for principals and others who observe teachers and provide feedback on their performance."


Friday, May 25, 2012

Jeffrey Mirel comments on the Condition of Education report with an historical perspective

Tags: digital signage, educational studies, k-12, mirel

"If they [students] are taking courses with genuine academic rigor, that is something to be very pleased about." It suggests "we are responding to the Great Recession in a better way than educators responded to the Great Depression."


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