Archive | December, 2014

Tennessee’s New Education Commissioner

It’s Candice McQueen, Senior Vice President at Lipscomb University in Nashville and the Dean of that school’s College of Education. From the Tennessee Education Report: Dr. Candice McQueen was appointed as a Senior Vice President at Lipscomb University in January 2014 where she also serves as the Dean of the College of Education.  In her […]

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Beyond Thunderdome

From my article on the Tennessee education reform practice of pitting schools against each other ahead of a charter conversion: Education reformers everywhere are looking to Tennessee for the newest way to blow up the system and disrupt the status quo. The new approach comes via Nashville, where both the local school system and the state’s […]

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Principals’ Group Challenges VAM for Evaluations

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is out with a statement that criticizes the use of value-added data to evaluate teachers, and specifically, use of such data in “key personnel decisions.” The news comes courtesy of Stephen Sawchuk at Education Week. The group is preparing to formally adopt a statement that says, in part: […]

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