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

Teacher Beat Blog

09/26 05:06 pm | Study: Students Suffer When Teachers Are Hired After the School Year Starts | Teachers who are hired when the school year's in full swing are not as effective as those hired before classes begin, according to a new study. And it's the students ...

Teaching Now Blog

09/26 04:06 pm | Teachers Are Looking to Bring Presidential Debates Into Lessons | For teachers looking to get students involved in the presidential debate, there are several online election resources that promote student engagement.

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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
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
Although they find parts of their jobs immensely rewarding, many teachers feel ignored in education policy discussions and are frustrated with the constantly changing demands on them, a new survey finds.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
A national campaign aims to raise awareness in schools about the importance of pronouncing students' names correctly.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week

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