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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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02/12 03:51 pm | Could $1 Billion Make Teaching the Best Job in the World? | Teacher professional development and pay are tenets of a proposed $1 billion federal program, but Congress hasn't funded earlier iterations.

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02/09 02:00 pm | Study: Methods That Improve Teaching Common-Core Math Don't Help in English | The Common Core State Standards have fostered many instructional changes in American classrooms, but new research offers little advice about what strategies improve how that ...

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Many claims about the merits of school reform are "awash in misguided convictions," argues UFT President Michael Mulgrew.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will invest some $34 million in cooperative initiatives designed to improve teacher-preparation programs' overall effectiveness.
November 18, 2015 - Education Week
The situation of former Alabama Teacher of the Year Ann Marie Corgill puts a personal face on the issue of who is allowed to teach and where.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Ask five teachers what formative assessment is and you're likely to get five different definitions.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
Testing data should be used as a tool to enhance instruction and learning for teachers and students, writes John Hattie.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
A high-profile lawsuit brought by renowned teacher Rafe Esquith highlights the Los Angeles district's process for investigating teachers accused of misconduct.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
As performance-based teacher-licensure exams like the edTPA gain currency, reports of related tutoring services and online materials raise new questions.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
Following a concerning report on the state of teacher professional development, Mike Schmoker explores how to transform the practice.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
A new state report says the legislature hasn't done enough to entice teachers to stay, despite some modifications to the salary schedule.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week

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