San Jose Unified and its teachers union offer model for how to move from combat to collaboration, researcher says.
San Juan Unified is one of the California school districts making investments in its teacher evaluation system. The district adopted a System of Professional Growth in 2016 that focuses on feedback and mentoring of teachers who are being evaluated.
The amended bill proposing longer probationary period clears the Assembly by a big margin but key provisions are left out.
The bill would mandate coaching for ineffective teachers and make it easier to fire them.
Researchers say San Juan, Poway and San Jose have made painstaking progress.
Among the new laws are changes for math placement and class instruction time.
Lawsuit says districts must include test scores to measure effectiveness