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Parish quoted on new teacher-prep evaluation system

  |   Kathryn Kao   |   Permalink   |   Media Mention

Jack Parish, the associate dean for outreach and engagement of UGA's College of Education and a clinical associate professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, was recently quoted in an article by Walter Jones for Morris News Service. The story, "System checks teacher-prep by graduate ability," has been published in several papers such as the Athens Banner-Herald and the Augusta Chronicle.

The article highlights Georgia's new evaluation system that will, for the first time, measure teacher-prep programs on how well graduates perform in the classroom. The new approach will assess the test scores of students as well as a variety of other factors, including whether teachers keep their jobs and their performance in the classroom.

In the article, Parish mentions several factors that may skew these new evaluation results, including working conditions, local school district policies and funding. However, he believes that the new system will continue to show that the College of Education effectively prepares teachers to work in classrooms throughout Georgia and beyond.

With three decades of experience in K-12 education, Parish currently teaches educational courses at UGA, including school law, staff development and personnel administration. Previously, Parish served as the executive director of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders.

Read the full story in the Augusta Chronicle.

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