All Posts Tagged With: "The role of teachers"

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WATCH: Cheating In Atlanta: The Human Element, And The Effects

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WATCH: Cheating In Atlanta: The Human Element, And The Effects

By now, we know the central elements of the Atlanta cheating scandal -- but what has happened to those most affected: the students and their families?

Aug 8th, 2011 | 6 comments | 29,398 Views
Duration: 9:00
WATCH: Good School, Bad School

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WATCH: Good School, Bad School

How do you judge if a school is good or bad? Are test scores a reliable measure of success? We went to the South Bronx to find out.

Jun 3rd, 2011 | 6 comments | 39,018 Views
WATCH: ‘Last In, First Out’ Examined In Hartford, CT

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WATCH: ‘Last In, First Out’ Examined In Hartford, CT

'Last in, first out' has caused controversy, created its own vocabulary ('bumping'), fundamentally affected teacher hiring and firing, and altered some financial debates. Here, we investigate the many sides of the law in one city.

May 9th, 2011 | 3 comments | 30,461 Views
Duration: 8:08
WATCH: Small Schools … Big Reforms?

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WATCH: Small Schools … Big Reforms?

Starting almost a decade ago, New York City began closing factory-style high schools that high enrollment and low graduation rates. Small schools are taking their place, but is this a good thing?

Dec 23rd, 2010 | 0 comments | 24,973 Views
Duration: 10:04 min
WATCH: Toledo, Ohio’s PAR Teacher Evaluation System

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WATCH: Toledo, Ohio’s PAR Teacher Evaluation System

"The big problem with public education is the teachers’ unions -- they protect bad teachers." Sound familiar?

Dec 8th, 2010 | 4 comments | 28,173 Views
Duration: 8:13 min
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