In Virginia the NAACP comes out opposed to the Commonwealth’s new race and income-based school performance targets (pdf). Backstory via items below.
Over the past decade there has been a lot of talk about how to make teacher tenure a meaningful bar as a way of strengthening the teacher profession substantively and in the public eye. In many places tenure was nearly universal and data – for instance from the recent Irreplaceables report from TNTP – show that some tenured teachers perform at the same level as novices. With tenure reform on the table, data from New York illustrate what a shift like this might look like. Now there needs to be more focus on investing in quality training and professional development after the tenure point.
Other New York question – will the food be as tasty!?