Teacher Quality

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Elementary teachers in Kent County, Md., examine progressions documents associated with the common core during a districtwide cross-grade training.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Under Common Core, Teachers Band Together to Build Math 'Coherence'

The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting many districts to find ways to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own. (November 10, 2014)

Common-Core Math in Practice

Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation

Assessing teacher performance is a complicated issue and this Spotlight examines ways to assess teaching and efforts to improve teacher evaluation.

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Teacher Beat Blog

11/21 09:24 am | Could Minnesota Be Next for a Vergara-Style Lawsuit? | One of the California lawyers in the Vergara case hints that constitutional provisions in Minnesota make it ripe for a similar challenge.

Teaching Now Blog

11/21 04:34 pm | R.A. Montgomery, Author of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books, Dies | Raymond Almiran Montgomery, the publisher-turned-author of the popular Choose Your Own Adventure book series, passed away Nov. 9; he was 79 years old.

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Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness
In this webinar, our guests discussed the impact of, and best strategies for, enhancing teacher effectiveness.

Special Collection

Quality Counts 2008

This report includes a number of new indicators that look at incentives to attract and keep people in the teaching profession, among other things.

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An Education Week analysis has found an array of often-complicated state policies guiding how teachers are fired, and their rights to appeal such actions.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
By systematically implementing, testing, tweaking, and expanding a new support program for novice teachers, Austin educators are aiming to apply research for an immediate impact on the classroom.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers say many principals are not tapping into the data generated by new teacher-evaluation systems around the country.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
Middle school English teacher Carl Finer says the controversial California court decision on teacher tenure can be seen as a lever to improve conditions for teaching and learning.
September 3, 2014 - Teacher
High school math teacher William Eger argues that there's too much randomness in classrooms for teachers to be evaluated statistically like baseball players.
August 27, 2014 - Teacher
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
The school district, along with the local teachers' union, has worked to transform the traditional pay schedule into one emphasizing professional accomplishments over credentials and seniority.
August 25, 2014 - Education Week
The Education Department will let states with NCLB waivers seek a delay in tying student test scores to teacher evaluations until the 2015-16 school year.
August 22, 2014 - Education Week

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