Evaluating PreK-3 Teachers With Student Data

On May 23, 2013, in Early Education and Preschool, by admin

In a new study from the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, author Laura A. Bornfreund discusses the issues of utilizing various student achievement methods in teacher evaluation systems nationwide. Bornfreund looks at three approaches used, including student learner objectives, shared assessments, and shared attributes; ultimately determining that quality of instruction and learning […]

New: Collective Bargaining Agreement Information

On May 15, 2013, in Collective Bargaining, K-12, School Reform, by admin

Wondering about collective bargaining agreements? The Office of Human Resources at the University of Hawai‘i offers information regarding existing collective bargaining agreements. Access to the agreements is available here.

Updated Early Education Brief

On April 12, 2013, in Early Education and Preschool, by admin

Visit the Policy Briefs page to read an updated summary of the Pre-Kindergarten proposals from President Obama and Governor Abercrombie.

Legislative Testimony

On February 21, 2013, in HEPC Legislative Testimony, News & Events, by admin

Don’t forget to check out our legislative testimony page. We’ve collected our submitted testimony for this year’s legislative session for increased accessibility of educational shareholders. See what HEPC has been up to here.

Early Learning and Vocabulary

On February 12, 2013, in Common Core, Early Education and Preschool, by admin

Researchers in Michigan have found that an emphasis on vocabulary for early learners could be essential in closing the gap for Common Core State Standards, reports Sarah D. Sparks from Education Week. The study’s authors, Susan B. Neuman and Tanya S. Wright, “analyzed how kindergarten educators choose and teach new words, both in the instruction […]

High School Student Interest in STEM

On February 5, 2013, in Common Core, K-12, STEM, by admin

Education Week relayed a recent report from My College Options and STEMconnector noting that “high school students are increasingly interested in pursuing STEM majors and careers.” However, the report, Where are the STEM Students? What are their Career Interests? Where are the STEM Jobs?, also describes a growing gender gap between male and female students interested in […]

HEPC has a new Facebook page!

On January 24, 2013, in News & Events, by admin

Want to keep up to date with educational happenings? Like our new Facebook page here. We’ll keep you connected with pertinent education articles, important dates, and other information for education stakeholders.

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