New York City –In the face of increasing frustration on the part of teachers and education leaders alike, a new book from Public Agenda and the American Institutes for Research provides a means for overcoming gridlock and making real progress on evaluation reform.
Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform provides a research-based methodology, clear strategies and practical materials for engaging teachers in productive, solutions-oriented dialogue about teacher evaluation. The book presents a path forward that will help reinvigorate the teaching profession by starting with teachers.
"Too often teachers' voices are left out when new teacher evaluation systems are designed and put into play. This is why many education reforms sputter or run into needless controversy," said Will Friedman, president of Public Agenda and coauthor of the book. "If states and districts want effective and sustainable teacher evaluation that improves teaching and learning, teachers should be integral to the conversation."
Everyone at the Table includes information on how to:
###About The Authors
Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt is a senior policy analyst on educator quality at the American Institutes for Research. Allison Rizzolo is the director of communications at Public Agenda. Sabrina Laine is vice president of the Education division and leads the educator quality work at the American Institutes for Research. Will Friedman is the president of Public Agenda.
Public Agenda is a nonprofit organization that helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate complex, divisive issues. Through nonpartisan research and engagement, it provides people with the insights and support they need to arrive at workable solutions on critical issues, regardless of their differences. Since 1975, Public Agenda has helped foster progress on K-12 and higher education reform, health care, federal and local budgets, energy and immigration. Find Public Agenda online at PublicAgenda.org, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PublicAgenda and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PublicAgenda.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit www.air.org.