Tag Archives: Washington DC

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Applicant Hiring vs Performance

I had the pleasure this week of hearing Jonah Rockoff talk about a paper he’s written with several colleagues, “Teacher Applicant Hiring and Teacher Performance: Evidence from DC Public Schools.” My impression is that in general school districts do a lousy job … Continue reading

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  1. RT @CharlesBarone: Schools could do a better job of picking good teachers with relatively little difficulty. HT @MrPABruno http://t.co/ogqs…

  2. RT @MrPABruno: “it seems that schools could do a better job of picking good teachers with relatively little difficulty” http://t.co/z3D5NjN…

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IMPACT on Teachers

Thomas Dee and James Wycoff ask whether teachers respond to the incentives built into Washington, D.C.’s IMPACT teacher evaluation program. Their answer is yes–big time. As a reminder, DC put in place a program in which all teachers receive serious, multifaceted … Continue reading

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Tenure–What’s in a word? What’s up in DC?

Tenure for K-12 teachers is a hot button topic: a topic on which there are strong beliefs and too little analysis. Tenure isn’t really a you-got-it-or-you-don’t-got-it issue. Tenure is about how districts (and their  unions) choose to define it. Let’s talk about … Continue reading

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