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Money, politics, and educator evaluation in Iowa

Money, politics, and educator evaluation in Iowa

Timeline December 8, 2012. Students First, an advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, is reported as the biggest financial contributor to the 2012 Iowa legislative elections (by a large margin). April 23, 2013. Students First begins advertising campaigns in Iowa for HF 215 (a legislative bill that proposed tying teacher evaluations to student test scores). May...

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5 big questions for the Iowa Council on Educator Development

5 big questions for the Iowa Council on Educator Development

The Iowa Council on Educator Development meets tomorrow for the first time. This is the statewide group that is supposed to make recommendations to the Iowa legislature about how to better evaluate teachers and school administrators. Given many of the practical and policy insanities that have occurred in other states around this issue – massive...