State Board of Education (SBOE)

Achieving More "Fair and Equitable Evaluation Practices"

State school officials last week took a major step toward empowering teachers to be more effective in the classroom by eliminating the use of mastery examination scores in educator evaluations. The move will benefit students by prioritizing instructional emphasis on deep issue knowledge and analytical skills over test preparation. The April 5 vote by the State Board of Education's (SBOE) followed years of advocacy by a diverse coalition of stakeholders, including AFT Connecticut-affiliated union members.
 

Comments on Permanent Commissioner Selected to Lead CT's Ed. Dept.

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on today's appointment by the Malloy-Wyman Administration of Dianna Roberge-Wentzell to lead the State Department of Education (SDE):
 

New Leadership for the State's Education Agency: Update

The State Department of Education (SDE) yesterday announced that its outgoing commissioner has been nominated to serve a new post in the administration of Rhode Island Governor-Elect Gina Raimondo. Stefan Pryor, if confirmed by the state legislature, will head the Ocean State’s recently established commerce department beginning January 6.
 
Click here for a statement on the move from the chair of the State Board of Education (SBOE).
 

Comments on Meriden Teachers Union Leader Appointed to State Board of Education

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on today's appointment of Meriden Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1478 President Erin Benham to the Connecticut State Board of Education (SBOE):
 
 

Comments on Recommended Changes to CT Educator Evaluation Guidelines

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks on the unanimous proposal today by the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC) to recommend revisions to the Connecticut Guidelines for Educator Evaluation:
 
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