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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05/27 02:36 pm | Miami Teachers Look to Sue District Over Merit Pay Raises | Miami teachers are turning to a popular crowdsourcing site to fund a lawsuit over how the district is implementing a 2011 state law that mandated the adoption of merit-based ...

Teaching Now Blog

05/27 02:30 pm | Florida 6th Grader Wins the National Geographic Bee | The National Geographic Bee contest was designed to get students engaged in geography—only 27 percent of 8th graders nationwide are proficient in the subject.

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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
As the U.S. Department of Education prepares to craft regulations putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect, advocates and policymakers offer differing visions for the path forward.
February 8, 2016 - Education Week
While many factors are out of their control, teachers still have a responsibility to try to make students' time in the classroom as enjoyable and meaningful as possible, writes Justin Minkel.
February 2, 2016 - Teacher
A new survey of districts and charter groups shows expansion of school-based leader roles, but not enough responsibility to go with them.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
New international studies highlight the role of embedded professional-learning programs in school improvement.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
Through new offerings and partnerships, education schools are looking for ways to bring more prospective candidates into the field.
January 25, 2016 - Education Week
Educators Rising, part of PDK International, provides resources and support to school leaders in an effort to build stronger local pipelines of future educators.
January 25, 2016 - Education Week
Diversity-centered recruitment initiatives often target the two largest minority groups: African-Americans and Hispanics. Advocates say more efforts are needed to boost the numbers of other underrepresented ethnicities.
January 25, 2016 - Education Week

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