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

Teacher Beat Blog

06/30 01:44 pm | High Court Puts Friedrichs to Rest, Opponents of Union Dues Rule Fight On | The Supreme Court has announced that it will not hear the Friedrichs case against mandatory union dues, but several new cases are in the pipeline.

Teaching Now Blog

06/30 03:40 pm | Teacher-Led Restructuring Plans Lead to Student-Achievement Gains, Paper Says | A grant project in Oregon attempts to systematically change school culture by a team of teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders implementing solutions in core areas.

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While teacher absenteeism rates vary widely from state to state, they aren't out of line with other professions, according to an Education Week analysis.
June 27, 2016 – Education Week
The use of technology coaches in K-12 is on the rise, a response to the growing demands on teachers to use digital tools more effectively.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Newly introduced federal legislation is looking to help teachers move from one state to another without jumping through a lot of hoops.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Concerns about literacy and other shortfalls on the part of some child-care and preschool staff members renew calls for more training and support to boost worker qualifications.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The first major independent research study on the edTPA, a closely watched new licensing exam for teachers, raises questions about the test’s ties to effective teaching.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
May 18, 2016 – Education Week

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