The NJ Spotlight Roundtable Series: Teacher Tenure & Evaluation -- A Progress Report
New Jersey's overhaul of teacher tenure is now law, changing how educators are measured and evaluated -- as well as how they are rewarded and disciplined. When this roundtable was held in mid-November, more than two dozen districts were already piloting evaluation systems. With the coming of the New Year, the remaining districts will have decided how they will fulfill the law.
This NJ Spotlight Roundtable Series brought together educators and key players to discuss progress so far, including the chief architect of the law, state Sen. Teresa Ruiz, and the director of education evaluation for the Christie administration, Timothy Matheney.
Moderator: John Mooney, Cofounder and Education Writer, NJ Spotlight
Panelists included: New Jersey Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex), chief architect of the new teacher evaluation law Timothy Matheney, Director of Education Evaluation, New Jersey Department of Education Joan Cali, Teacher and local NJEA president, Secaucus public schools David Pawlowski, Principal, Alexandria Middle School Jasonn Denard, English Supervisor, Arts High School, Newark Teachers, principals, and superintendents from pilot districts
DVDs and digital downloads of this NJ Spotlight Roundtable can be purchased here.