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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07/26 04:47 pm | What Did the Teachers' Unions Get Up to at Those OTHER Conventions? | Read highlights from the National Education Association's and the American Federation of Teachers' own conventions earlier this month.

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07/28 03:58 pm | Instuctional Improvements Can Help Close the Racial Discipline Gap, Study Finds | A new study found that a teacher coaching program led to teachers issuing fewer and more equitable disciplinary referrals.

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The effort by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, which taps teachers of other subjects, produces more physics teachers a year than any preservice program in the country.
July 28, 2016 – Education Week
Are you better off now than you were eight years ago? For the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, the answer to that perennial election question has to be a resounding 'no.'
July 27, 2016 – Education Week
States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
Our interactive graphic lets you see what Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have said and done on topics from academic standards to the U.S. Department of Education.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
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

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