Bill Tying Teacher Evaluations to Student Performance Passes House Committee Again

House Education Chairman Carl Rollins, D-Midway, is once again trying to reform how Kentucky’s teachers are evaluated. The latest incarnation of Rollins’ idea is House Bill 40, which the committee passed Tuesday morning. The legislation would create a statewide teacher evaluation system run by the state Department of Education starting in the 2013 school year. Currently,… Continue reading Bill Tying Teacher Evaluations to Student Performance Passes House Committee Again

Kentucky's Second Race to the Top Application Submitted Today

by Stephanie Crosby The Kentucky Department of Education is submitting the state’s new application for federal Race to the Top dollars today. A new aspect of the application is a provision that would tie teacher evaluations – in part – to student achievement. Spokesperson Lisa Gross says the Race to the Top program wants to… Continue reading Kentucky's Second Race to the Top Application Submitted Today