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

Teacher Beat Blog

04/29 10:07 am | Alabama Teachers to Receive First Pay Raises Since the Recession | Worried about the state's competitiveness, Alabama lawmakers pass the first teacher salary increases in nearly a decade.

Teaching Now Blog

04/28 04:29 pm | When Hawaii Says It Needs Teachers, People Respond | Here's one way to curb a teacher shortage: be Hawaii. Mainland, take notes.

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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
Researchers compared the experiences of kindergarten teachers in 1998 and 2010, and found dramatic differences in their expectations for students and how they structured their classrooms.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
States hungry for teachers weigh a menu of policies aimed at recruiting and retaining educators, among them pay raises, revamped evaluation systems, and bonuses.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
Learn how Lincoln County, Tenn., created a new leadership role to make its teacher-evaluation system supportive and responsive teachers.
February 8, 2016 - Education Week

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