Individual teacher grade cards show room for improvement statewide

The Ohio Department of Education released the first individual teacher report cards, Yahoo! News reports. School district and building effectiveness rankings are commonplace, but the district voluntary pilot program illustrates one of the all-important first steps initiated to reform Ohio’s failing schools. Requirements detailed in Gov. John Kasich’s approved budget and President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top education plan require greater teacher accountability, performance evaluations and professional development requirements…

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