Teacher Quality

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Teacher Evaluation: An Issue Overview

This overview covers teacher evaluation and includes information on teacher evaluation models, controversies surrounding the issue, research on teacher quality, and reform trends. It also includes definitions for collective bargaining and value-added models. (September 3, 2015)

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10/17 10:01 am | Where Teachers Can and Can't Afford to Live | New York City, San Francisco, and Washington are the least affordable places for new teachers, the analysis shows.

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10/17 12:58 pm | Despite 'Discomfort,' Many Teachers Still Teach 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' Here's Why | Although a Mississippi school district removed the famous novel from the curriculum because its language made people uncomfortable, teachers say 'Mockingbird' still ...

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Jill Vialet developed an innovative nonprofit aimed at transforming the way schoolchildren across the country experience recess. Now she’s begun a new organization to help schools be more strategic about hiring, training, and deploying substitute teachers.
October 13, 2017 – Education Week
The emergence of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation reflects an ongoing debate over how to tell if an education school is producing effective teachers.
October 12, 2017 – Education Week
Educators and experts debated strategies to attract the best and brightest into teaching while also creating a more demographically diverse teaching corps at a conference in Washington last month.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
It's hard to transfer a teaching license from state to state, but 11 states have made it a little easier.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
A new network is working to make minority-serving institutions a major player in efforts to diversify the profession.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
A 50-nation study finds that U.S. teachers spend more time teaching than those in other countries. And they make 60 cents for every $1 paid to workers with similar education levels.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
Across the country, school districts are trying new tactics to avoid starting this school year with an empty teacher's desk, including hiring parents and calling veteran teachers out of retirement.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Despite efforts in many states to toughen teacher evaluations, two new studies show that principals rarely give harsh ratings.
July 13, 2017 – Education Week
The latest report from the National Institute for Early Education Research says states' preschool spending has returned to pre-Recession levels amid a slight enrollment increase.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act has reignited battles over how to determine which teachers fall short and whether state or local leaders should make those decisions.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week

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