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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06/22 04:19 pm | Republican and Democratic Senators Push Bill to Support Teacher Leaders | A bipartisan group of senators today introduced a bill aimed at giving teachers more opportunities to take on leadership roles without having to leave the classroom.

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06/22 04:09 pm | At One Houston School, Teaching Job Candidates Must 'Escape the Interview' | The school mimicked the popular adventure game, Escape the Room, as part of its hiring process to gauge candidates' collaboration skills and creativity.

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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
In a National Academies report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: public schools need more resources and research.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
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

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