Teachers http://wknofm.org en Tennessee’s Teachers About To Get Their Grades Under New Evaluation System http://wknofm.org/post/tennessee-s-teachers-about-get-their-grades-under-new-evaluation-system <p>When the evaluator walked into her classroom, Alisa Bledsoe was teaching her sixth grade science class about the difference between a food chain and a food web.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 05:06:00 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 12898 at http://wknofm.org Tennessee’s Teachers About To Get Their Grades Under New Evaluation System Teachers Nervous About Changes In Evaluations, Pay http://wknofm.org/post/teachers-nervous-about-changes-evaluations-pay <p>Education reformers want to use more data to evaluate and pay teachers, and they&rsquo;re making headway in Tennessee. Statewide teachers face a more involved evaluation this year, but that evaluation is making some teachers uncomfortable.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 23:01:44 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 7770 at http://wknofm.org Teachers Nervous About Changes In Evaluations, Pay Memphis City Schools Plans To Remake Teacher Pay http://wknofm.org/post/memphis-city-schools-plans-remake-teacher-pay <p></p><p>The way teacher pay works in Memphis and across U.S. is simple—teachers come in at a base salary (in Memphis it’s about $40,000 a year), and they get a raise every year, and teachers with master’s degrees and PhDs earn a little more. Supporters of this system say it is fair and equitable, but some education reformers and economists think the way we pay teachers in the U.S. is inefficient, and nationwide that’s where most of the money in public education goes.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:18:24 +0000 Eleanor Boudreau 7408 at http://wknofm.org Memphis City Schools Plans To Remake Teacher Pay