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.

On-Demand Webinar

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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School funding, class size, and governance are among the issues facing voters on various education-focused state initiatives, referendums, and amendments.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
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