Summer may be fast approaching, but it’s not time to close the book on the 2018 - 2019 school year just yet. Students aren’t the only people who’ve learned something in the classroom. The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on lessons educators themselves have learned over the past few months, and a time for teachers to gather and pinpoint successes and challenges to better prepare for the year ahead.
Let’s work together to create a fair system of accountability that gives community members an accurate picture of our schools.
As I think about my education, certain aspects have struck me as particularly important. Yet I have also realized that there are vital components of a well-rounded education that I wish I had more exposure to. If I could go back in time and redo my education, I would be sure to incorporate the following components.
Jefferson County Public Schools is giving students new ways to show their learning with the Backpack of Success.
Racial diversity among teachers is one of the most pressing issues in education. Karla Vigil and Carlon Howard of EduLeaders of Color explain why this disparity exists, and what we can do to change it.
Thoughtful consideration reveals that the QPA framework is founded on a set of assumptions. These five non-negotiable qualities are essential to building a successful performance assessment system.
The QPA Validation Checklist is quite versatile. See how educators in New Hampshire used this tool to reflect on their practice and receive feedback.