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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06/30 09:45 pm | First Teachers Union in Post-Katrina New Orleans Inks Contract | Teachers at the first charter school in New Orleans to unionize ratify their first contract.

Teaching Now Blog

07/01 10:05 am | Teacher Burnout May Be Linked to Students' Stress, Study Finds | Researchers found that in classrooms where teachers were feeling more burned out, students' stress levels were higher.

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Were small schools just another failed school improvement effort, or do they actually work? Jack Schneider's answer is both.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
As the U.S. Department of Education prepares to craft regulations putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect, advocates and policymakers offer differing visions for the path forward.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
States hungry for teachers weigh a menu of policies aimed at recruiting and retaining educators, among them pay raises, revamped evaluation systems, and bonuses.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
While many factors are out of their control, teachers still have a responsibility to try to make students' time in the classroom as enjoyable and meaningful as possible, writes Justin Minkel.
February 2, 2016 – Teacher
Educators Rising, part of PDK International, provides resources and support to school leaders in an effort to build stronger local pipelines of future educators.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
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 27, 2016 – Education Week
Diversity-centered recruitment initiatives often target the two largest minority groups: African-Americans and Hispanics. Advocates say more efforts are needed to boost the numbers of other underrepresented ethnicities.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
Through new offerings and partnerships, education schools are looking for ways to bring more prospective candidates into the field.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
A new survey of districts and charter groups shows expansion of school-based leader roles, but not enough responsibility to go with them.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
New international studies highlight the role of embedded professional-learning programs in school improvement.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

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