News Tag: Policy

Friday, November 02, 2012

Researchers at UMSOE and MSU find varied impact of Michigan Merit Curriculum on high school achievement

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The Michigan Consortium for Educational Research shows that tougher high school graduation requirements, which emphasize math and science, are linked to a slight drop in graduation rates among lower-achieving students and forced some students to stay in high school beyond the traditional four years.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Deborah Ball, School of Education dean, part of Education Nation Summit on NBC

Tags: ball, digital signage, expertise, policy, teacher education, teachingworks

The dean of the School of Education was interviewed Sunday, Sept. 24, as part of the NBC network's Education Nation Summit.

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."

Friday, July 20, 2012

Susan Dynarski testified before U.S. Senate Committee on Finance on July 25

Tags: access, digital signage, dynarski, financial aid, higher education, policy

The topic of the hearing was education tax incentives and tax reform; Dynarski discussed financial aid effectiveness and reform. Video available, linked from our website.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Donald Peurach's book selected by the Times Higher Education as the best book to give to a prime minister

Tags: digital signage, educational studies, higher education, peurach, policy

Seeing Complexity in Public Education "traces how effective practice in one school was scaled up to more than 1,600 US schools. This seemed worthy of the prime minister's attention as he struggles to lift the quality of higher education across the nation."

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good releases report on undocumented students

Tags: access, burkhardt, diversity and social justice, higher education, policy

The report could help college administrators determine their state's policy environment regarding undocumented students.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Deborah Ball says the lack of societal respect for and understanding of teaching is a fundamental problem

Tags: ball, digital signage, educational studies, policy, teacher education, teacher quality, teachingworks

At the Education Writers Association's annual meeting, Ball talked about training and expectations in the teaching profession and compared them with those in other professions. Video available on our website.

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."

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

Deborah Ball and Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness report their progress toward fall implementation of pilot teacher-evaluation programs

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

The group is proposing a pilot program that includes three evaluation programs and 12 districts, with a mix or urban, rural, suburban, and charter schools.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Deborah Ball says teacher education integral to successful education reform

Tags: ball, digital signage, educational studies, policy, professional development, teacher education, teachingworks

The U.S. education system needs to do a better job of identifying the core capabilities of great teachers and provide coaching, mentoring, and support to enable teachers to develop those capabilities.

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