The Family Feud edition

On this week’s podcast, Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk discuss the debate sparked by Robert Pondiscio’s recent article, the Department of Education’s proposed ESSA regulations, and Kansas’s school funding debacle. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines whether a teacher observation framework can affect student outcomes.

Amber's Research Minute

Andrea Lash, Loan Tran, and Min Huang, "Examining the validity of ratings from a classroom observation instrument for use in a district’s teacher evaluation system," WestEd (May 2016).