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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Teacher Evaluation: An Issue Overview

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02/17 06:45 pm | Home Visits With a STEM Twist | Sacramento State University's college of education is testing whether training in home visits for its math and science teacher candidates can spark student interest in ...

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02/16 04:30 pm | Study: Teacher Satisfaction, Collaboration Are Keys to Student Achievement | Teacher job satisfaction, a schoolwide professional community, and student achievement are all linked in elementary school, a new study says.

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For many principals and other school leaders, learning how to handle some of the toughest issues in schools happens only after they are on the job.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
Calls to modernize how prospective principals are selected and trained are being heeded in some states and universities.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
Professional accountability in education merits more attention, write Mathematica’s Brian Gill and Harvard Kennedy School’s Jennifer Lerner.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
As the economy improves, administrators are turning to billboards, Twitter, and college job fairs to keep classrooms staffed.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
As it revises its certification process, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards says it's seeing an uptick in applicants.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
States are all over the map when it comes to how they're looking to approach teacher-evaluation systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
Seventeen of 21 programs fully passed the first major test of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation's new accreditation standards.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Most education schools are already meeting higher-than-required standards on GPAs and testing, says a report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
A study finds that many African-American teachers are expected to teach lower-level classes or serve as school disciplinarians.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
Better support and professional development for science teachers could eventually attract more students to science, writes educator Justin Louie.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week

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