Ms. Chalberg-Hale, Meet Undercarriage of Bus

Chalberg-Hale, whom he appointed from Washington Middle School in the spring, should not have tried to change the schedules a month before school started or without support from the district, Brooks said, adding “she hasn’t recently been a high school principal.”–Andrea Schoellkopf, Albuquerque Journal, 8.24.10 Fellow practitioners of K-12 teaching can only imagine the professional… Read More Ms. Chalberg-Hale, Meet Undercarriage of Bus

The LA Times Standardized Testing Bomb

The Los Angeles Times has started a series based on evaluating teacher effectiveness via standardized test scores.  They use a “value-added” approach, unlike the Albuquerque Journal’s annual list of teacher classroom test scores, but the research methodology, the slow roll-out of reports and overall furor caused by the series is mandatory reading by anyone teaching… Read More The LA Times Standardized Testing Bomb