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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04/28 03:54 pm | North Carolina Measure Would Allow College Professors in K-12 Classrooms | The North Carolina Senate passed unanimously a bill that would allow college professors to work as adjunct instructors in K-12 classrooms without teaching licenses.

Teaching Now Blog

04/27 11:09 am | Betsy DeVos to Teachers of the Year: This Administration Should Solicit Your Input | The U.S. secretary of education also told the teachers of the year that her job is to get "Washington out of the way so you can do yours."

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A Newark, N.J., complex’s ties to charter schools has created tensions in the district.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
States must create authoritative teacher-licensing boards to treat teachers as the professionals they are, urges Arthur E. Wise.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
With policymakers across the country increasingly worried about teacher shortages, one after another, state licensing authorities have been loosening certification rules.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher Marcia Powell offers tips for supporting constructive discourse and deeper learning in classrooms at a time of rampant discord and incivility.
September 2, 2016 – Teacher
Without substantial patches to the teacher pipeline, the goal of reaching a broadly diverse teacher workforce likely won't be achieved within the next half-century, according to a new report.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
The Vergara lawyers' strategy of casting tenure laws as a violation of students' rights has provided a blueprint for continuing debate, experts say.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Here’s a sampling of the more than 20,000 public comments filed with the U.S. Department of Education on its proposed rules for school accountability.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week

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