Catalyst Updates On Teacher Contract & Mentoring

Julyweb_smMeasuring teacher performance linked to contract talks

Teachers don’t like it. Principals rush through it. Schools CEO Arne
Duncan says it’s ineffective. Yet Chicago Public Schools’ version of
teacher evaluation persists as little more than busy work, having
resisted reforms dating back to the 1980s.

A committee of district and union
officials is hashing out a plan, and ongoing contract talks are putting
pressure on both sides to come up with something that works. 

Peer mentors for all?

Just one year in, an experiment with a new form of teacher evaluation
is so far meeting union demands for fairness and the school district’s
need to dismiss ineffective teachers.

District officials mull whether to expand a promising experiment where teachers evaluate each other.

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