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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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Teacher Evaluation: An Issue Overview

Teacher Beat Blog

05/19 04:07 pm | Pa. Governor Vetoes Bill to Limit Seniority Protections During Teacher Layoffs | The Pennsylvania governor vetoed a GOP-backed bill that would have allowed school boards to base teacher layoffs on teacher evaluation scores rather than seniority.

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05/23 03:30 pm | English Teacher Disciplined, Might be Fired, for Providing Classic Novel to Students | A New York teacher who ordered his students copies of Frankenstein in protest of curricula changes that focus more on non-fiction reading has been removed from his classes and ...

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A national campaign aims to raise awareness in schools about the importance of pronouncing students' names correctly.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
Although they find parts of their jobs immensely rewarding, many teachers feel ignored in education policy discussions and are frustrated with the constantly changing demands on them, a new survey finds.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
While affirming the constitutionality of California's teacher job-protection laws, the state appeals court decried "deplorable" school-staffing arrangements.
April 25, 2016 - Education Week
With the 2016 state legislative season nearing its halfway point, testing and related issues fuel legislative debate, as well as tensions between lawmakers and state education officials.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
The Board of Regents' new leaders launched an inquiry into the validity of the state test system and its links to teacher evaluations, citing the need to rebuild public trust following a second annual round of massive exam boycotts on Long Island and across the state.
April 19, 2016 - McClatchy-Tribune
Charlotte Danielson, educator and author, offers a number of remedies she believes can strengthen the teaching practice and its flawed evaluation structure.
April 18, 2016 - Education Week
Pressure stemming from the testing opt-out movement has led to some heated debate in the Empire State involving standards and the use of student scores in teacher evaluations.
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
Modest gains by delegate groups associated with the U.S. Department of Education's Teach to Lead initiative show the difficulties in gaining policy traction around ideas to give teachers more influence in school systems.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week

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