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Sitka’s school performance: No fault in these stars

With anxiety running high over how Sitka schools will fare under newly-adopted state testing standards this year, the Sitka school board Monday night (10-6-14) seemed pleased to learn that — under the old standards — the district has shown significant improvement. But there is also some troubling information in the data.

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Teacher evaluations pit student scores against ‘dream building’?

A new, state-mandated evaluation system will hold everyone — teachers and administrators — accountable for student performance, beginning next fall. The Sitka School Board Tuesday night (4-15-14) got its first look at web-based software that will follow the progress of teachers over the course of the school year. But how far poor student outcomes can drag down a teacher’s evaluation remains a big question mark.

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