teacher evaluations http://wlrn.org en Judge Says Florida Teacher Evaluations Are Unfair, But Constitutional http://wlrn.org/post/judge-says-florida-teacher-evaluations-are-unfair-constitutional <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida teachers and education groups sued over a change in state law that enables districts to tie evaluations to student performance.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal judge says the state’s way of evaluating teachers is constitutional.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 19:24:10 +0000 Gina Jordan 31958 at http://wlrn.org Judge Says Florida Teacher Evaluations Are Unfair, But Constitutional More Florida Teachers Earn Top Ratings In 2012-2013 School Year http://wlrn.org/post/more-florida-teachers-earn-top-ratings-2012-2013-school-year-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Nearly 98 percent of Florida teachers earned a top rating, <a href="http://www.fldoe.org/profdev/pdf/EduEvalRatings.pdf">according to initial statewide teacher evaluation data released Tuesday, </a>a slight increase over last year's results.<br /> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 02:24:41 +0000 John O'Connor 24598 at http://wlrn.org More Florida Teachers Earn Top Ratings In 2012-2013 School Year Q&A: Teacher's Union Chief Questions Pace Of Transition To New Standards http://wlrn.org/post/qa-teachers-union-chief-questions-pace-transition-new-standards Florida is working toward full implementation of <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/tag/common-core/">Common Core State Standards</a> by the 2014-15 school year.<p>The standards set benchmarks for each grade level. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:02:47 +0000 Gina Jordan 12640 at http://wlrn.org New Lawsuit Claims Florida Teacher Evaluations Are Unconstitutional http://wlrn.org/post/new-lawsuit-claims-florida-teacher-evaluations-are-unconstitutional The Florida Education Association and National Education Association<a href="http://feaweb.org/teachers-file-federal-736-lawsuit"> filed a federal lawsuit</a> today challenging the constitutionality of <a href="http://feaweb.org/senate-bill-736-how-will-it-affect-me">Florida&#8217;s teacher evaluation system.</a><p>The system was created under a law passed in 2011 known as <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/tag/senate-bill-736/">Senate Bill 736</a>.<p>State law requires school districts base at least 40 percent of a teacher&#8217;s evaluation on student <a href="http://fcat.fldoe.org/ Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:21:48 +0000 Gina Jordan 12608 at http://wlrn.org How Florida's Senate President Would Change Teacher Evaluations http://wlrn.org/post/how-floridas-senate-president-would-change-teacher-evaluations Florida&#8217;s Senate President says the state&#8217;s teacher evaluation system is confusing and should be reworked so teacher ratings more closely match those of the schools they work in.<p>Senate President Don Gaetz, <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2013/03/11/schools-a-top-priority-for-floridas-senate-president/">a former school board member and elected superintendent</a>, says schools should no longer evaluate some teachers based on test scores of students they haven&#8217;t taught. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:41:47 +0000 10782 at http://wlrn.org