teacher evaluations http://ripr.org en Senate Vote Scheduled on Teacher Evaluations http://ripr.org/post/senate-vote-scheduled-teacher-evaluations <p>The full Senate is expected to vote today on a bill that would make teacher evaluations private under the state’s public record act.</p><p>Education officials have argued the evaluations are already private under personnel rules, but they want to make sure they are not considered part of the public record.</p><p>Open government advocates oppose the idea of exempting teacher evaluations from the list of public documents. A companion bill in the House is still in committee.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 12:54:54 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 14921 at http://ripr.org Senator Seeks to Limit Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations http://ripr.org/post/senator-seeks-limit-test-scores-teacher-evaluations <p>A bill scheduled for debate Wednesday on Smith Hill would make student test scores no more than one third of a teacher’s annual evaluation. The bill’s sponsor is Senator Michael McCaffrey, a democrat from Warwick. The measure is slated for a hearing this afternoon in the Senate Education Committee.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:37:02 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 14082 at http://ripr.org Gist joins panel on school leadership http://ripr.org/post/gist-joins-panel-school-leadership <p>State education Commissioner Deborah Gist&nbsp;is slated to&nbsp;discuss Rhode Island’s controversial teacher evaluations during a panel discussion this morning&nbsp;at the Fordham Institute in Washington, DC, a conservative public policy&nbsp;think-tank.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:03:24 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 9809 at http://ripr.org Gist joins panel on school leadership Gist takes message to YouTube http://ripr.org/post/gist-addresses-teachers-youtube <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1GBQPlWlm70" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Rhode Island Education Commissioner Deborah Gist speaks directly to teachers about a controversial new evaluation system. The video first appeared on YouTube earlier this month.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:44:07 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 9154 at http://ripr.org