July 27, 2012

E4E-NY teacher Tara Brancato testifies before state commission

GothamSchools quoted a line from Tara's testimony discussing the need for a default evaluation system. The New York Times/WNYC's SchoolBook also features Tara in a photo of one of yesterday's panels.

State ed reform task force meeting draws a crowd, and some ire

Original article in GothamSchools by Geoff Decker.

To improve teacher quality, many speakers were in agreement that a teacher evaluation system was paramount in New York State, where just a fraction of the districts have one in place. In New York City, the UFT and the Bloomberg administration have yet to hammer out a deal.

Districts that don’t have a deal in place by the end of the year will lose state aid, but several speakers proposed another incentive.

“Since there has been little progress thus far, we recommend the state should create a default evaluation system,” said Tara Brancato, an Educators 4 Excellence member and a teacher at Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy International High School.

To read the complete article, visit GothamSchools.