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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03/23 05:54 pm | NYC KIPP School Sues UFT Over Attempts to Represent Teachers | The United Federation of Teachers contends that it represents teachers at the original KIPP school in the South Bronx.

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03/22 02:44 pm | William Sanders, Pioneer of the Value-Added Model for Evaluating Teachers, Dies | Sanders believed that teachers had the biggest impact on student learning, more so than family life, socioeconomic status, or ethnicity—a position that has been widely ...

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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
Questions loom on how the new requirements will be implemented by the states and how effective they will ultimately be in improving education schools.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Students with learning challenges can look to peers for support and encouragement. Teacher Kyle Reford shares how student-led panels can destigmatize learning struggles through the exchange of personal stories and experiences.
October 24, 2016 – Teacher
New data show that 12 percent of all U.S. public school teachers are in their first or second year, raising questions about the overall stability of the teaching force.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
A Newark, N.J., complex’s ties to charter schools has created tensions in the district.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
States must create authoritative teacher-licensing boards to treat teachers as the professionals they are, urges Arthur E. Wise.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
With policymakers across the country increasingly worried about teacher shortages, one after another, state licensing authorities have been loosening certification rules.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week

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