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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12/01 05:18 pm | Mass. Commissioner Moves to Keep Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers | The proposal would back off from issuing every teacher a discrete score based solely on students' test scores.

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11/30 07:53 am | Teachers Cite Post-Election Rise in Negativity, Bigotry in Schools in Survey | A survey of more than 10,000 teachers by the advocacy group Teaching Tolerance found that most teachers said the divisive election results have negatively impacted the ...

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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
Teacher Marcia Powell offers tips for supporting constructive discourse and deeper learning in classrooms at a time of rampant discord and incivility.
September 2, 2016 – Teacher
Without substantial patches to the teacher pipeline, the goal of reaching a broadly diverse teacher workforce likely won't be achieved within the next half-century, according to a new report.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
The Vergara lawyers' strategy of casting tenure laws as a violation of students' rights has provided a blueprint for continuing debate, experts say.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Here’s a sampling of the more than 20,000 public comments filed with the U.S. Department of Education on its proposed rules for school accountability.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
An Education Week analysis of federal data reveals that high school students don’t have universal access to physics classes—despite a national push for STEM studies.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Despite a rocky rollout, the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, or CAEP, says its new standards will bring uniformity to the field.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Schools can ease new teachers' anxieties by promoting honest conversation about expectations, culture, and community before the start of the school year, Cristie Watson writes.
August 17, 2016 – Teacher
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.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week

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