A broken feedback loop can’t effectively repair the teacher pipeline

https://videopress.com/v/FhioxTqX?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true NC teacher licensure schemers avoided feedback for as long as possible and remain resistant to changes, yet the plan elevates student survey feedback as a core method to rescind teacher licenses. A scheme created with a rigged feedback loop is set to further damage the teacher pipeline, not repair it. Our students deserve better.... Continue Reading →

Recipe for Disaster: Creating Competition Within Teacher Support Networks

https://videopress.com/v/ANgaS5uQ?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true The PEPSC licensure scheme is set to transform NCEES, the current teacher evaluation matrix. It will change it from its original intent as a professional growth tool, into a punitive one that revokes a teacher's license for not being all things to all people, despite being everything their students need. You can offer feedback... Continue Reading →

NC DPI official admits EVAAS stacks the deck against recognizing growth

https://videopress.com/v/ZvZX62Eq?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true EVAAS is a flawed, norm-referenced tool that has been rejected by other states, and was eliminated for official use in teacher evaluations by North Carolina in 2016. NC also drastically scaled back its standardized test regimen after pushback from parents and educators. So why does a teacher licensure pitch headed soon to the North... Continue Reading →

The problems with the NC teacher pipeline aren’t “complex” – they’re as easy as ABC. 

A flow chart is making its way around the state that claims to be the pathway to address the teacher shortage in our state.  To be clear, there are many folks in North Carolina who have teaching certification.  What we have is a lack of folks wanting to teach in North Carolina. https://www.sreb.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/ncgraphic_dec8.pdf?1617045981 As a... Continue Reading →

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