Evaluation: Another “Paradigm Shift” in K-12 Education

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We are currently experiencing a radical change in the system of human capital management in K-12 schools, particularly in teacher and principal evaluation. Using multiple measures that include student outcomes and several observations of practice to rank teachers and principals represents a significant departure from traditional methods of teacher and principal evaluation. In addition, the… Read more »

Founders’ Influence on Charter School Performance – Is it a plus or a minus?

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In this article I will discuss the impact of founders on the governance of charter schools. Preliminarily, let me give you a simple example of a common scenario that could play out in organizational governance, whether for-profit or non-profit. Organization X had been established largely through the commitment and efforts of a founder director. As… Read more »