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Grading teachers can't be too easy


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 16, 2014

~~<p>The Department of Education's 18-point overhaul of its new high-stakes, teacher-evaluation system streamlines a process that principals and teachers had decried as so time-consuming and demoralizing that it was harming the learning environment at many of Hawaii's public schools.</p>
<p>Most of the changes are positive, and will free up school-level administrators to work more closely with the sliver of teachers identified as marginal or struggling. The amount of time spent observing teachers whose current evaluations peg them as effective or highly effective will be reduced at least 50 percent.</p>
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The Department of Education's 18-point overhaul of its new high-stakes, teacher-evaluation system streamlines a process that principals and teachers had decried as so time-consuming and demoralizing that it was harming the learning environment at many of Hawaii's public schools.

Most of the changes are positive, and will free up school-level administrators to work more closely with the sliver of teachers identified as marginal or struggling. The amount of time spent observing teachers whose current evaluations peg them as effective or highly effective will be reduced at least 50 percent. Login for more...



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