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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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04/29 10:07 am | Alabama Teachers to Receive First Pay Raises Since the Recession | Worried about the state's competitiveness, Alabama lawmakers pass the first teacher salary increases in nearly a decade.

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04/28 04:29 pm | When Hawaii Says It Needs Teachers, People Respond | Here's one way to curb a teacher shortage: be Hawaii. Mainland, take notes.

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A number of TFA's regions are experimenting with strategies for extending corps members' tenure in teaching beyond two years.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
The Education for Justice program, taken by select TFA candidates during their senior year of college, is based on feedback from principals, parents, and teacher educators.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
The organization is putting a greater emphasis on equity and racial issues, even as its bona fides as a social-justice organization are fiercely contested.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
The state-run district that takes over low-performing schools has run into partisan trouble fueled by a study showing progress lagging at those schools compared with other turnaround models.
January 12, 2016 - Education Week
Educators who submit winning proposals for ed-tech ideas are being rewarded with first access to new technologies in some school districts.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
The Every Student Succeeds Act could embolden some states to revise or abandon their current methods for rating teachers.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
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

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