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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04/21 02:44 pm | Unionization of Charter Schools: Where the Movement Stands Now | Looking across the country, the success of recent efforts to unionize charter school teachers has been mixed at best.

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04/24 01:53 pm | Here's What the U.S. Can Learn About Teaching Quality From Top Countries | Education researcher Linda Darling-Hammond's new book, Empowered Educators: How High-Performing Systems Shape Teaching Quality, studies how seven high-performing ...

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Despite a rocky rollout, the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation, or CAEP, says its new standards will bring uniformity to the field.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Schools can ease new teachers' anxieties by promoting honest conversation about expectations, culture, and community before the start of the school year, Cristie Watson writes.
August 17, 2016 – Teacher
The effort by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, which taps teachers of other subjects, produces more physics teachers a year than any preservice program in the country.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
Are you better off now than you were eight years ago? For the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, the answer to that perennial election question has to be a resounding 'no.'
July 27, 2016 – Education Week
States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
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

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