Caitlin Hollister teaches third grade in at the Murphy K-8 School in Boston. A graduate of the Boston Teacher Residency, Caitlin has worked as an educator since earning her bachelor's degree in history from Brown University in 1999. As a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow, Caitlin focused on licensure reform in Massachusetts, bringing teachers' voices to policy discussions on teacher effectiveness. Her current policy interests include teacher evaluation and peer review as well as union roles for new teachers.
January 11, 2012 / Caitlin Hollister, Shakera Walker
Across the country, the question of how best to evaluate teachers -- and how to use evaluations effectively -- continues to cause stirring debates among teachers and policymakers.
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