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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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05/27 02:36 pm | Miami Teachers Look to Sue District Over Merit Pay Raises | Miami teachers are turning to a popular crowdsourcing site to fund a lawsuit over how the district is implementing a 2011 state law that mandated the adoption of merit-based ...

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05/27 02:30 pm | Florida 6th Grader Wins the National Geographic Bee | The National Geographic Bee contest was designed to get students engaged in geography—only 27 percent of 8th graders nationwide are proficient in the subject.

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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
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

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