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Regina James

Peer Assistance and Review renews a teaching career

Four years ago, Regina James learned that she did not meet two standards on her evaluation, and was referred to her district’s Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) program to work with a mentor so she could improve her teaching. Her job was on the line. 

“I was angry and I was in disbelief,” says James, who had taught for eight years previously in... More

Resources to support struggling teachers

Here are some resources to learn more about Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) or starting a professional learning community at your school site.

Harvard’s guide to PAR

The Harvard Graduate School of Education created the “User’s Guide to Peer Assistance and Review” that includes practical issues and advice about setting up a More

Blogger Kristina Rizga photographed at Mission High by Mark Murrmann Mother Jones

An interview with Kristina Rizga

The California Educator published a post from education blogger Kristina Rizga in the February 2011 magazine that made us feel as if we were in the classroom at Mission High in San Francisco. Rizga... More

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