teacher evaluations

7:18 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Committee Vote Expected Wednesday on Teacher Evaluation Bills

Michigan is at risk of losing a federal waiver and nearly $28-million in funding
Education advocates are keeping a watchful eye Wednesday on two bills that would create a statewide teacher evaluation system for Michigan. At 10:30 a.m., the House education committee is expected to vote on HB 5223 and HB 5224, designed to implement a new teacher evaluation system that for the first time would include student growth in rating a teacher's performance.
12:24 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Michigan schools could get the bill for teacher evaluation changes

The plan includes a requirement to fire "consistently ineffective" teachers and to actively mentor new teachers.
LANSING -- Proposed changes to Michigan's teacher evaluation system could cost local school districts and intermediate school districts as much as $42 million, but the sponsors of the proposed changes say most of the expenses are one-time costs the state could reimburse through the budget surplus.
6:35 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Report calls for basing teacher evaluations on trained observers, test scores

Report for Governor Rick Snyder and lawmakers is part of changes to Michigan's teacher tenure law
A teacher's classroom practice, as well how much students learn during the year, would be the main components of a new teacher evaluation system being proposed for Michigan. The recommendation for the system came Wednesdaywhen the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness submitted its report to Gov.
4:47 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Bill would make teacher evaluations optional

The U.S. House of Representatives passed that bill Friday, just as Michigan legislators are considering another bill to make student performance the main factor in determining a teacher’s salary.
LANSING -- With state-level workgroup recommendations expected next week on guidelines to evaluate Michigan's teachers, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Friday that would make teacher evaluations optional rather than mandatory. The Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness is expected to release its recommendations on a system to assess teacher performance based on student achievement next week.