Vital Connection - Connecting Student Achievement and Collective Bargaining
Vital connection - connecting student achievement and collective bargaining
As school districts throughout the U.S. focus on student achievement, the spotlight turns to how we compensate and evaluate teachers.
Districts throughout the U.S. are moving away from traditional standardized compensation packages, favoring plans that adapt to the needs of students and reward teachers for performance rather than just seniority and educational attainment.
The Consortium for Policy Research in Education unites five of the nation's top research institutions to improve student learning through research on education reform, policy, and finance. The members of CPRE are the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Fund for Educational Excellence, in partnership with the Baltimore City Public School System, announced a major gain in state test scores among its 25 "Achievement First" elementary schools. The fund launched Achievement First in 1998 in 10 Baltimore elementary schools.
The Learning First Alliance has published a paper that represents a consensus view on how to teach reading. This alliance is a partnership of 12 national educational associations with the goal to improve student learning in public schools. See Every Child Reading: An Action Plan. Also look for the companion paper for teachers on this site, Every Child Reading: A Professional Development Guide.