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News and Analysis
Dallas school board members have approved, by a 7-2 vote, a plan by Superintendent Mike Miles that will tie all teachers’ pay raises to their classroom-evaluation results. (Education Week)
The Common Core State Standards have vaulted into the national consciousness lately thanks to some high-profile dissenters, like Louis C.K. (“Kids teachers parents are vocally suffering.”) and Stephen Colbert (“Common Core testing is preparing students for what they’ll face as adults — pointless stress and confusion.”) (NPR)
The U.S. Department of Education wants its upcoming $35 million investment in teacher preparation to focus on two main areas: Producing effective teachers in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, and preparing teachers to instruct to the Common Core State Standards. (Education Week)
Highly-rated Tennessee teachers placed in chronically low-performing schools who received bonuses were more likely to stick around than teachers who did not receive bonuses, according to yet-to-be-published research from Vanderbilt University. (Chalkbeat Tennessee)
New Jersey
Jersey City officials are starting an institute in the fall to train principals for the district’s public schools, with a $3 million gift from two hedge-fund managers who have been active in pushing their vision for educational change. (WSJ)


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