Current efforts to improve the evaluation process will prove futile without input from classroom teachers, write Ross Wiener and Kasia Lundy.
School groups in the visual, music and dance arts from various schools, including Overton High School, Florida, Kansas Elementary and Hickory Ridge Middle performed on stages. The students were able to showcase their talents, and it was an experience for teachers as well.
A national teacher development program is showcasing Shelby County teachers and the good work they do in the classroom. Click the link to read more.
On a Friday afternoon inside the cafeteria of Evans Elementary School, a sea of children danced to “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” one of superstar Michael Jackson’s biggest hits from the 80s. Though the song itself is twice their ages, they jumped and spun around anyway, showing teachers and parents in attendance their best moves.
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“The merging process has meant a lot of coordination for teachers and administrators from both Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools. They are working to streamline many processes, including how teachers are evaluated on their work.”
Read more about how MCS and SCS are collaborating here.