New Framework Will Be Foundation For Teachers' Evaluations in D.C. | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

New Framework Will Be Foundation For Teachers' Evaluations in D.C.

Play associated audio

Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, Michelle Rhee, says a new framework will help teachers understand how they will be evaluated.

The Teaching and Learning Framework will be the foundation for a new teacher evaluation system. It offers specific classroom expectations including the percentage of children on task and with what frequency the teacher redirects bad behavior.

Rhee says in more than 50 focus group meetings with teachers last year, many said they didn't think the evaluation system was effective.

While George Parker, president of the Washington Teachers Union, supports the framework, he says teachers must be provided ongoing professional development.

School begins for tens of thousands of D.C. public school children on Monday.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

NPR

Setting Your Movie In Boston? Bettah Get The Accent Right

A new film about mobster Whitey Bulger is in the works, and its success may ride on one crucial detail: whether or not the actors can deliver a convincing "hihowahya?"
NPR

Canadians Fret Merger With Burger Will Change Tim Hortons

Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 million. Some Canadian's aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.
NPR

After Inspector General Report, Veterans Want More Than Promises

The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.
NPR

Pew Study: Facebook, Twitter Users Held Back Views On Snowden

The Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.