As school districts look for ways to evaluate and improve teacher performance, many turn to statistics to quantify how they’re doing. But those formulas aren’t flawless, says the American Statistical Association, which is urging caution in measuring teacher performance via “value-added” models.
With the federal government considering building an information-sharing platform for retailers, the National Retail Federation took some steps of its own in that direction this week.
When the office is in chaos, leaders can save the day the Captain America way. Also: Get your uncertain members to return by observing their actions.
How one of the tech world’s biggest companies became a lobbying force in Washington. Also: A peek into a difficult year for nonprofits. Google’s on our browsers, in our phones—and now, increasingly, in our nation’s capital. So what’s the Silicon Valley titan up to on Capitol Hill, and how does its recent lobbying actions apply […]
With the drugs used for lethal injections facing increased scrutiny because of sourcing challenges, an online petition focused on changing the American Pharmacists Association's code of ethics is gaining steam. Activists see it as a way to end the death penalty for good.
If a retired icon wants to swim another lap, let 'em. But let 'em hit the pool at their own pace. Also: How the Detroit Pistons let go of a legend the right way.
The Middle East is primed for economic growth, and in industries beyond oil and gas. An association expert in the region shares his recommendations on taking your first steps there.
First-graders take their first social media steps in the classroom. Also: Save your e-newsletters from Gmail embarrassment. A new debate over the nation’s classrooms is brewing. This time over how and when to teach the ins and outs of social networks. That, and some handy tips on keeping your newsletters in pristine condition as Google […]
In an effort to help retired military service members find civilian employment, the National Notary Association plans to provide free notary training for veterans at its upcoming annual meeting.
Management teams must reassess their staff when a poorly performing executive brings them down. Also: Look to data to enhance your association’s website.