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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08/18 01:01 pm | The Key to Keeping Minority Teachers When the Rest of the Staff is White | Support from the principal is important for retention of all teachers—but for minority teachers working in schools with few other teachers that look like them, it's ...

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08/17 02:00 pm | Have You Witnessed Bias or Hate Crimes at School? Report Them to EdWeek | Education Week will collect reports of hate crimes or bias incidents in K-12 schools to get a more accurate picture of how common these episodes are.

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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
Calls to modernize how prospective principals are selected and trained are being heeded in some states and universities.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
Professional accountability in education merits more attention, write Mathematica’s Brian Gill and Harvard Kennedy School’s Jennifer Lerner.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
As the economy improves, administrators are turning to billboards, Twitter, and college job fairs to keep classrooms staffed.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
As it revises its certification process, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards says it's seeing an uptick in applicants.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
States are all over the map when it comes to how they're looking to approach teacher-evaluation systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
Seventeen of 21 programs fully passed the first major test of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation's new accreditation standards.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Most education schools are already meeting higher-than-required standards on GPAs and testing, says a report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
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

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