Editor's Note: Put priority on teacher evaluations

The Legislature really needs to put a priority on approving a statewide teacher evaluation. It's something lawmakers failed do last session, and it is an important piece to finishing education reforms that began in 2011.

After the initial reforms...

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In lame duck, remember schools

The clock is ticking for the Michigan Legislature, with only a few weeks left in its lame-duck session. Lawmakers face numerous issues of importance, such as road funding, but among those are a few outstanding education bills.

Most of these bills...

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Steve Cook: Teachers support bills for fair evaluations

For too long, there’s been the misconception that teachers resist the idea of being evaluated on their performance. That’s not true. What teachers want is a valid, consistent evaluation process performed by knowledgeable and trained...

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Michigan lawmakers vote to delay teacher evaluation rules

Michigan lawmakers voted Wednesday to implement statewide standards for evaluating teachers and school administrators while also delaying their implementation a year or two.

The standards were supposed to be in effect this school year under a 2011...

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