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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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
In St. Cloud, Minn., educators are grappling with language and cultural differences in the city's growing Somali community.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
The Boston school district's shift to an earlier hiring cycle has improved new-teacher quality, but it has created a larger pool of "excessed" educators, a new study concludes.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
The Perkins Act was last reauthorized in 2006, said Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., and action is overdue.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week

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