The bill’s primary sponsor is House Education Committee Chairman Carl Rollins of Midway.
“The plan would not be implemented until the 2013-14 school year. But the real significance of the plan is that it would use multiple measures to evaluate teachers and administrators,” he says.
His fifth graders consistently score in the top 5-10 percent, nationwide, on standardized tests. They come to school early, stay late, and show up on weekends and holidays, and they’ve performed Shakespeare at the Globe Theater in London. But Rafe Esquith doesn’t teach at an exclusive private school; 90% of his pupils are below the poverty line, and almost all are from immigrant families, not speaking English as their first language. Wednesday Esquith joins us to talk about his teaching methods and why they’re so successful. Listen to the Show
School districts throughout Indiana are now looking harder at making cuts after Governor Mitch Daniels stepped up the timetable for reducing the education budget by 3.5 percent. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Indiana districts expected to have 18 months to cut their budgets. But the Governor now says districts will have to absorb a $300… Continue reading Inidana School Districts Faced with More Cuts
The Oldham County Schools are planning to cut more than 30 teaching positions. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Oldham County Schools Superintendent Paul Upchurch says the school system has too many teachers. That’s because the district had projected last year’s enrollment to grow by 300 to 500 students, but it grew by only 34 students. Upchurch… Continue reading Oldham County Cuts 30 Plus Teaching Positions
The Kentucky Education Department is seeking experienced teachers and administrators to serve as Highly Skilled Educators. These educators undergo extensive training and are then assigned to an under-performing school to help bring the school back into proficiency. Department spokesperson Lisa Gross says it’s mutually beneficial for the educator and the school. “A lot of the… Continue reading Education Department Seeks Highly Skilled Educators