Late last week, Sen. Stephen Wise, chair of the Committee on Education Pre-K – 12, introduced S.B. 736, a comprehensive reform of teacher and administrator contracts, evaluations, and pay. The bill requires teachers and administrators to be evaluated based on at least four levels of performance, requires at least 50 percent of a teacher's or administrator's annual evaluation to be based on student learning growth, and requires new teachers to be hired on annual contracts and paid based upon student performance. The bill will be discussed during two meetings of the Committee on Education Pre-K – 12 this week on Wednesday and Thursday. The House has not released its proposed reform package, but will instead continue a discussion on teacher quality this week. Notably, Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public school system, will appear before House and Senate Education committees this week to discuss teacher quality issues.