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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08/17 11:42 am | Teaching Force Growing Faster Than Student Enrollment Once Again | The number of U.S. teachers has grown by 13 percent in four years, according to new data from the federal government, and has far outpaced the rise in student enrollment over ...

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08/17 02:00 pm | Have You Witnessed Bias or Hate Crimes at School? Report Them to EdWeek | Education Week will collect reports of hate crimes or bias incidents in K-12 schools to get a more accurate picture of how common these episodes are.

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Detroit's public school teachers have approved a three-year contract that includes a roughly 7 percent wage increase over the next two years.
July 28, 2017 – AP
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
Teachers see the value of showing their mastery of individual skills, but questions remain about the quality and rigor of microcredential programs.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
Colorado’s new teacher-evaluation laws relied on partial data, had few supporters, and created unnecessary bureaucracy, writes CEO of A+ Colorado Van Schoales.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
Teacher-evaluation and tenure-reform laws have great potential, but transformative change takes time, says Scott Laband.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
As SEL gains traction in schools, teacher-preparation programs and states' certification requirements need to catch up, advocates say.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
Elimination of $2.3 billion in Title II grants to districts under the Trump administration's proposed budget could hamper ESSA implementation, program supporters say.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
When it comes to teacher certification, the label "highly qualified" doesn’t mean much, argues University of Oklahoma’s Lawrence Baines.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week

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