Today's big news from CPS is the rollout of a new principal evaluation plan that includes student achievement as a major part. Take a look and see what you think. The Obama administration is considering a $10 billion universal preschool initiative. The Tribune points out that nearly 40 security staff failed to stop the shooting outside Chicago State. Meantime, the blogger behind CPS Chatter says he/she's "CPS Tired." How about you?
CPS principals will be formally evaluated on student academic growthSun Times: Just as evaluations of Chicago Public School teachers are partly based on the test scores of their students, principals also will be formally evaluated as of February on student academic growth, with bonuses going to the ones who thrive, the schools chief announced Thursday. Also for the first time, city schools will be compared to national benchmarks in standardized test scores, CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said.
CPS student gains to make up 50% of principal evaluationsTribune: “We're finally at a point where we're holding all our key leaders to a system of accountability for the academic success for all our kids,” CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said.
CPS unveils new principal evaluations Catalyst: Elementary principals will be rated on student growth in math and reading on the NWEA test, as well as 8th-grade EXPLORE test scores. High school principals will be rated on students’ growth on the EXPLORE, PLAN, and ACT tests. (EXPLORE and PLAN are precursor tests to the ACT.)
Obama Evaluating Early Childhood Education Push In Second Term HuffPost: According to sources close to the administration, Duncan and the Department of Health and Human Services are outlining a $10 billion plan to create universal pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds from low- and some middle-income families -- approximately 1.85 million children.
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