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EWA​, the professional organization dedicated to ​strengthening the community of education ​writers and improving the ​quality of education coverage ​to better inform the public, hosts ​a weekly podcast featuring lively interviews with journalists.

Dec 8, 2011

What is the evaluation process typically like for a classroom teacher? How do teachers think the process could best be changed so that the results would actually help them improve? Do teachers think emerging approaches to evaluation are useful and fair?

Moderator: Sara Stoelinga, senior director, Urban Education Institute, University of Chicago


  • Stephanie Black, former classroom teacher in Washington, D.C.
  • Alice Johnson Cain, national policy director, Teach Plus
  • Jean Clements, president, Hillsborough (Fla.) Classroom Teachers Association
  • Jeanette Marrone, charter school teacher with Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Los Angeles
  • Sydney Morris, co-founder, Educators 4 Excellence