Welcome to Ohio, Wendy Kopp
March 07, 2012
superintendent of public instruction sent Arne Duncan
a letter this week reminding the Secretary that as much as the state wants a
waiver, it can't be forced to stick with the Common Core. Of course, he's
right, and Mr. Duncan is to be commended for correctly (and astutely) agreeing
in a letter
of his own.
- From Wendy Kopp to Diane Ravitch, classroom
the criticism of the release of New York City teacher ratings is piling up.
Here’s hoping that rigorous teacher evaluations
survive the storm.
Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new website
that will track
the progress of districts statewide as they hash out new teacher evaluation
plans. Kudos to Cuomo for keeping the public’s
eye on a process so susceptible to stagnation.
- Teach For America will
in Ohio this fall, and Fordham wants to be the first to welcome the new corps
members to the Buckeye State; Gadfly is optimistic that it’s the start of a relationship that will pay big
dividends for Ohio’s school children.