Gates $$$ Going Toward ExcitingTeacher Efficacy Project

Remember when I posted that article about the growing tiff between the NYC Dept. of Education the Teacher’s Union…Here’s the other side to that:

And now, in yet another example of unlikely alliances in education, the New York City Department of Education and the United Federation of Teachers have joined to participate in a $2.6 million two-year study paid for by the Gates Foundation to try to figure out just how teachers should be evaluated.

In the project entitled “Measures of Effective Teaching” researchers will measure teachers (who sign up for the program and are compensdated) through a variety of lenses–test scores, observations, teacher mentor and support, resource allocation and school culture.

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2 Responses to Gates $$$ Going Toward ExcitingTeacher Efficacy Project

  1. Dave Bryson says:

    I agree: Check out the above post for an article on TFA’s teacher training practices. They’ve come a long way from their first few years.

    I wonder if there will be some knowledge sharing there…

  2. Anonymous says:

    I just hope that this money is used wisely. A $100 million dollar grant from the Gates Foundation is going to be given in FL for the same purpose

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