Education Reform Hub Monthly: October 2013 Issue


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Welcome to the 
Education Reform Hub Monthly!

This new monthly update from the U.S. Department of Education will alert readers to new resources that inform policy and practice across several areas of education reform. 

Highlighted Resources

Making High-Quality Teacher Evaluation Manageable

Making High-Quality Teacher Evaluation Manageable

State and local education agencies implementing evaluation reforms aspire to topnotch educator evaluation systems that are both of high quality and manageable—something that can be done well without an exorbitant allocation of time, money and staffing. Making High-Quality Teacher Evaluation Manageable explores high-impact, quickly deployable tactics that States and school districts are using to make their evaluation systems more manageable while maintaining their quality, including alignment to college- and career-ready standards.

Collaborative Learning for Outcomes

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In the early months of Race to the Top, RIDE’s leadership perceived the value of enabling Rhode Island’s LEAs to learn from one another and problem-solve issues, while providing RIDE with valuable feedback about implementation. Collaborative Learning for Outcomes: Connecting LEAs with the Rhode Island Department of Education highlights “Collaborative Learning for Outcomes,” a progress monitoring process that has led to consistent and sustained two-way communication between RIDE and LEAs.

State Perspectives on Emerging Practices for Effective Communication with Educators around Evaluation

State Perspectives on Emerging Practices... Evaluation

Representatives of five Race to the Top grantee States met in December 2012 to plan for more effective communication about teacher evaluation. Based on their discussions, State Perspectives on Emerging Practices for Effective Communication with Educators around Evaluation explores practices and fundamental principles for framing communications so as to respect the real concerns of teachers and build the trust needed to introduce complex change into schools.


This month we highlight three new publications from the Reform Support Network. 



Explore toolkits, practical guides, case studies, summary briefs and highlights on key topics and issues that States identify as important to their work at the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top Technical Assistance Resources Webpage.  

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