educationin08 (educationin08) wrote in educationreform,

Latest on what Texas is doing to keep good teachers

Texas School Systems Try New Ways to Keep Good Teachers
from Roy's Blog on Schools

I talked about the impact a good teacher can have on students. That begs the question: How do we get more effective teachers in America’s schools?

We are seeing more and more evidence that school districts all over the country are trying new and different approaches, a lot of them based on performance pay.

In Houston, the school board unanimously voted to continue rewarding schools and teachers who raise student test scores. Education Week reports that this year the Houston ASPIRE (Accelerating Student Progress Increasing Results & Expectations) Award program will include "value-added" educational measurements that use multiple years of data from both state and national tests to track student progress.
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