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The NEA encourages its members to use Assessment Advisor to rate the assessments they’ve used in their classrooms! 4,000 teachers in 40 states have checked out the site so far. Have you?

Read the NEA Today article.

Survey: Today’s teaching force is less experienced, more open to change
By Jackie Mader
Hechinger Report, October 23, 2012

Teacher-Leader Corps Helps Turn Around Schools
By Stephen Sawchuck
Education Week, April 20, 2011

New Teachers are the New Majority 
By Celine Coggins & Heather Peske
Education Week, January 19, 2011

Lesson Plan in Boston Schools: Don’t Go It Alone
By Mike Winerip
New York Times, August 8, 2010


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Sarah Slavin
Sarah Slavin
Executive Director, Chicago, IL

Ms. Slavin’s career includes a broad range of experiences, including more than ten years working directly with diverse stakeholders in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Most recently, she served as the Academic Initiatives Manager in the Office of Teaching and Learning at CPS. In this role, she led the redesign of specific, measurable CPS Learning Targets in a variety of subject areas. Ms. Slavin also led a team that worked on the national Common Core State Standards Initiative. She also served as a senior data analyst for the district, working to drive data-based decision making and providing data to principals to do so, and worked for several years as a school improvement coordinator. In addition, she has experience working in marketing and media. Ms. Slavin holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Communications Studies from Northwestern University.

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Gin Hooks
Chicago T+ Network Coordinator

Gin Thomas Hooks is a former Chicago Public Schools high school librarian and first became active with Teach Plus as a Teach Plus Chicago Fellow. Before her work as a teacher, she worked with the Chicago Urban League, Columbia College, and Chicago Community In Schools. Gin earned her BA in English from Bradley University, M.Ed from American College of Education and her M.LIS from Dominican University. In addition to her work in information access, she has a special interest in cultural exploration experiences for students, parents and faculty; she co-founded the Cultural Intellect Ambassadors program to further those efforts. She has a great depth of understanding around community outreach and program management. Gin is also part of The VIVA Project Chicago Writing Collaborative.