Category Archives: Fairfax County Public Schools

Re Lisa Gartner Fairfax to base 40% of teacher evaluations on student progress

Lisa Gartner at the Washington Examiner reports that Fairfax County Virginia will now base 40 percent of teacher evaluations on student “achievement”.  This was the minimum they were able to use under New Child Left Behind. Fairfax to base 40% … Continue reading

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Re Emma Brown Teacher tenure: a Fairfax schools firing case

Teacher tenure: a Fairfax schools firing case By Emma Brown, Saturday, June 2, 5:51 PM The above is a case of another teacher sacrificed to No Child Left Behind induced fear. My comment at WaPo: MarkTenneyNewMathDoneRight 6:41 PM EDT Sounds … Continue reading

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Re Jay Mathews Math stumble at renowned Jefferson High

Jay Mathews tells about trouble in the Linear Algebra course at Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia. Math stumble at renowned Jefferson High Thomas Jefferson math courses Linear Algebra at Thomas Jefferson Math flow chart TJ Pre-Algebra New Math Done … Continue reading

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