Teacher Quality

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Elementary teachers in Kent County, Md., examine progressions documents associated with the common core during a districtwide cross-grade training.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Under Common Core, Teachers Band Together to Build Math 'Coherence'

The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own. (November 10, 2014)

Common-Core Math in Practice

Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation

Assessing teacher performance is a complicated issue and this Spotlight examines ways to assess teaching and efforts to improve teacher evaluation.

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Teacher Beat Blog

11/25 05:09 pm | Ed. Dept. Teacher-Prep Regulations Released; Aim to Tie Aid to Program Performance | A first look at the U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for rating teacher-preparation programs.

Teaching Now Blog

11/25 04:10 pm | Resources for Addressing Ferguson in the Classroom | After a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer involved in a Ferguson, Mo. shooting, many teachers are looking for ways to talk about the events in class.

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Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness
In this webinar, our guests discussed the impact of, and best strategies for, enhancing teacher effectiveness.

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Quality Counts 2008

This report includes a number of new indicators that look at incentives to attract and keep people in the teaching profession, among other things.

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Teacher colleges would need to provide proof of their graduates' classroom skills in helping advance student learning, under proposed rules issued Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.
November 25, 2014 - Education Week
New guidance offers leeway as states craft ways to ensure disadvantaged students have access to as many highly qualified teachers as other students.
November 24, 2014 - Education Week
A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department.
November 21, 2014 - Education Week
A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
Districts could boost their ability to hire more effective teachers who stay on the job longer by improving their screening techniques, a newly released working paper concludes.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
Accurate data are crucial for determining whether teacher-candidates are prepared for the classroom, write Mary Brabeck and Frank C. Worrell.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
The race between state schools chief Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck centers on whether the Golden State is on the right path in reinventing its public schools.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Massive changes to the profession, coupled with budget woes, appear to be shaking the image of teaching as a stable, engaging career, with data showing that enrollments in university teacher-preparation programs have been declining.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week

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