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Is the Public Bipolar on Public Education?

Dan Domenech with Dr. William Bushaw

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A recent survey of American views of public education paints a mixed and confusing picture. From grading performance to federal involvement, Americans appear uncertain about the state of public education and what's needed. 

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Reevaluating Teacher Evaluation

Dan Domenech with Sharon Robinson

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These days teachers are under intense scrutiny. High stakes accountability is the law of the land and a number of experiments are underway across the country. Superintendents need to be on top of this issue and be apprised of what's working and what's not. This segment zooms in on the subject of evaluating, preparing and compensating teachers.

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Has School Reform Been Taken Over by Bad Ideas?

Dan Domenech with Diane Ravitch

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Education historian Diane Ravitch points out the education has been in crisis every decade for over 100 years. But Ravitch says that this time the educational crisis is different and more profound, as public education is under attack from bad ideas. 

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Creating a Framework for Real and Fair Teacher Evaluation

Dan Domenech with Randi Weingarten 

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It's generally agreed that our system of teacher evaluation is broken. The question is how do we develop a new system which provides a valid means for evaluating teachers, allows for and supports improvement and includes a quick, but fair mechanism for removing teachers who don't perform. In this segment we discuss an AASA/AFT joint initiative to design a framework for creating an effective system. 

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Strategies for Leading School Culture into the Digital Age

Dan Domenech with Alan November

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Our guest travels the world teaching and learning about technology in education. He's found that some other countries have school cultures that are more conducive to embracing technology than we are here in the U.S. What can we learn from them?

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