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Texas, New Jersey follow similar footsteps to teacher evaluation reform through student testing

Texas, New Jersey follow similar footsteps to teacher evaluation reform through student testing
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Texas is in the process of deleting the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) system, following in the footsteps of New Jersey and several other states.

The Texas Tribune reports that the state will take an additional year to pilot a controversial new state teacher evaluation system, which for the first time ties teacher assessments to student performance on standardized tests. This is the first update to teacher evaluations in Texas in 17 years.

The NCLB laws required that testing, accountability, and school improvement receive the most attention. NCLB requires states to test students in reading and mathematics annually in grades 3-8 and once in grades 10-12. States must test students in science once in grades 3-5, 6-8, and 10-12.

Individual schools, school districts and states must publicly report test results in the aggregate and for specific student subgroups, including low-income students, students with disabilities, English language learners, and major racial and ethnic groups.

 

UPDATE: White flags prove Brooklyn Bridge not that secure

UPDATE: White flags prove Brooklyn Bridge not that secure
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Two American flags that usually adorn the top of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by two white flags and now authorities are trying to figure out who did it an...

Undocumented Border Children Heading to New Jersey

Undocumented Border Children Heading to New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The numbers of immigrant children crossing United States borders have increased by alarming levels over the past few years. And many of them are going to New Jersey.

Imm...

Chris Christie helping Gov. Cuomo in New York

Chris Christie helping Gov. Cuomo in New York
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Gov. Chris Christie was campaigning as chairman of the Republican Governors Association in Connecticut, stating that it is unlikely that he will be supportin...

UPDATE: Tornado kills Jersey City parents at campground, leaving their three children

UPDATE: Tornado kills Jersey City parents at campground, leaving their three children
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

While camping in Virginia, a couple from Jersey City was killed in their tent by a tree that fell as a result of a tornado.

According to philly.com, the couple h...

Christie Faces Controversy in Colorado

Christie Faces Controversy in Colorado
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Gov. Chris Christie endured two controversial days in Colorado this week as a part of a tour he’s been embarking on across the country for his position as chairman...

Garden State Parkway Getting a Lot of Attention in Florida

Garden State Parkway Getting a Lot of Attention in Florida
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Jersey Boardwalk Pizza claims to offer authentic Italian food from New Jersey. The restaurant has two locations in Florida, and uses a snappy green and yellow logo.

The ...

Elizabeth Warren May Be Going Against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Election

Elizabeth Warren May Be Going Against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Election
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

There is a possible new contender in the 2016 election: Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is currently the only female Democrat with the support to...

Suicides off George Washington Bridge Becoming More Common

Suicides off George Washington Bridge Becoming More Common
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On Sunday, July 20th, an unidentified man committed suicide by jumping off of the George Washington Bridge along the Hudson River in New York City.

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