Most D.C. charter schools pay teachers less the traditional school system, but minimum and maximum salaries do not tell the whole story. The starting-salary data for some charters include relatively low-paid teachers-in-training, who work alongside a mentor, gradually taking on more responsibility as the year progresses.Read full article >>
School reformers who love using student standardized test scores as the chief accountability measure in education have found yet a new way to use them against teachers.
It's not enough that many teachers' salaries and jobs are connected to how well their students do on tests. Now the scores are being linked to teachers' licenses.Read full article >>
Here's a piece looking at how distracting laptops can be in class by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, a professor and director of graduate studies in psychology at the University of Virginia and author of "Why Don't Students Like School?" His latest book is "When Can You Trust The Experts? How to tell good science from bad in education." This appeared on his Science and Education blog.Read full article >>