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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05/04 02:00 pm | Teacher-Performance Scores Primed for Release in Virginia | A state court ruled that Virginia must turn over growth data by school and classroom teacher, without redacting the teachers' names.

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05/04 07:40 pm | Teachers Feel Their Voices Aren't Heard in Policy Discussions, Survey Finds | While most teachers are satisfied with their jobs, about half would leave the profession immediately if they got a higher-paying job, the Center on Education Policy found in a ...

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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
For big-city districts, Puerto Rico and Spain have becoming recruiting hot spots amid a shortage of teachers for dual-immersion and English-as-a-second-language programs.
January 25, 2016 - Education Week
With his co-authors, Doug Lemov seeks to blend best practice and research in a new book on teaching reading in a common-core era.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
Among other new initiatives, the famously protective organization has quietly begun devolving more authority to its 52 regions, some of which are pushing the boundaries of the group's model.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week

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