Florida TURN: Inaugural Conference

A total of 60 participants representing 10 counties across the state of Florida, accepted the invitation to participate in the launch of FloridaTURN. Most participated in teams of union & teacher leaders, school or district administration and parent/community leaders. The teams are at varying stages of development in the implementation of teacher evaluation systems and the Common Core standards.

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National TURN: Getting Teacher Evaluation Right

Atlanta, GA (Nov 1-2, 2013) ~ Three thought leaders in the field of education reform (pictured here from left to right: Deborah Meier, Diane Ravitch, and Linda Darling-Hammond) were featured guests at the Fall Conference of the Teacher Union Reform Network.

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Southwest TURN: PAR and the Common Core

Atlanta, GA (Nov 2-3, 2013) ~ The fall 2013 meeting of Southwest TURN was held in Atlanta, GA on November 2-3, following the National TURN meeting.  The meeting included presentations on Peer Assistance and Review and the Common Core, as well as the usual SW TURN business meeting and framing and messaging training. 

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MASE TURN: Disorganizing to Organize

Raleigh, NC (Oct 18-19, 2013) ~ A small but determined group of teacher leaders and their district/community partners met to address the theme of "Strengthening Teacher Voice to Improve Teaching & Learning." 

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NE TURN: Integrating & Implementing the CCSS

Cambridge, MA (Sept 27-28, 2013) ~ Teams representing union & teacher leaders, school and district administration, school board members and state leaders - a total of 80 participants - met at the Microsoft Corporation Cambridge Center, in Cambridge MA, to continue the work of building a culture of collaboration focused on teaching and learning.

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CalTURN: Collaborative Approaches to CCSS

Poway, CA (Sept 13-14, 2013) ~ This was a very timely conference for CalTURN, as the state of California recently allocated $1 billion to California school districts to begin CCSS implementation.  

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