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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05/27 02:36 pm | Miami Teachers Look to Sue District Over Merit Pay Raises | Miami teachers are turning to a popular crowdsourcing site to fund a lawsuit over how the district is implementing a 2011 state law that mandated the adoption of merit-based ...

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05/27 02:30 pm | Florida 6th Grader Wins the National Geographic Bee | The National Geographic Bee contest was designed to get students engaged in geography—only 27 percent of 8th graders nationwide are proficient in the subject.

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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
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
Stephanie Pinkin discusses what she learned from aligning her grading to standards instead of assignment—and why she thinks it’s a more holistic method.
February 22, 2016 - Teacher
The push for greater accountability in teacher preparation risks undermining equity, write two Michigan State University professors.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
Teachers' common practice of sharing examples of stellar work can turn off struggling learners, says a study of online students.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
To build and deepen empathy, a group of education organizations is calling on K-12 leaders to "shadow" a student.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
To stem disruptive staff turnover in low-income schools, we must first shift public perception, writes educator Bruce Hansen.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
Were small schools just another failed school improvement effort, or do they actually work? Jack Schneider's answer is both.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week

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