Teacher Quality

The latest news about teacher quality, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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

10/27 08:25 pm | Three L.A. Charters Under Scrutiny for Hiring Turkish Teachers on Temp. Visas | The district estimates that the charter network has racked up nearly $1,000,000 million in fees as a result of the practice.

Teaching Now Blog

10/27 02:59 pm | How Can Schools Get Quality STEM Teachers in All Classrooms? Essays Offer Advice | An Education Week Commentary package shares tips, advice, and insights on improving science instruction and making sure there is parity across all school districts.

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Our interactive graphic lets you see what Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have said and done on topics from academic standards to the U.S. Department of Education.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
While teacher absenteeism rates vary widely from state to state, they aren't out of line with other professions, according to an Education Week analysis.
June 27, 2016 – Education Week
The use of technology coaches in K-12 is on the rise, a response to the growing demands on teachers to use digital tools more effectively.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Newly introduced federal legislation is looking to help teachers move from one state to another without jumping through a lot of hoops.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Concerns about literacy and other shortfalls on the part of some child-care and preschool staff members renew calls for more training and support to boost worker qualifications.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The first major independent research study on the edTPA, a closely watched new licensing exam for teachers, raises questions about the test’s ties to effective teaching.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week

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