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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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02/03 02:52 pm | South Dakota Proposals Would Link Higher Teacher Pay to Staffing Ratios | The proposals, championed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, would base funding for schools on a target teacher salary and teacher-pupil ratio, rather than per-pupil spenidng.

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02/06 11:00 pm | Now in Super Bowl 50, a Denver Broncos Player Remembers His Teacher's Doubts | Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and late night host Seth Meyers reflected this week on career advice from former teachers.

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The Education Department's earlier hard-line approach on tying evaluations to student test scores is giving way to greater flexibility.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Questions loom on enforcement as 16 states get the federal nod on their plans to make sure all students have to high-quality teachers.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Once a ubiquitous course requirement that nearly all aspiring teachers took, the history of education seems to be going the way of land-line phones, floppy disks, and shorthand.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Schools with expanded schedules shouldn't overlook the need for increased teacher-collaboration time, writes NCTL president Jennifer Davis.
September 14, 2015 - Education Week
The education field has too many unquestioned assumptions that persist even as the world changes, writes Angela Minnici.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
A new study by the advocacy group TNTP finds that PD activities don’t seem to factor into why some teachers get better while others don’t.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
New teachers face many obstacles during their first year on the job. Middle school teacher Cristie Watson draws attention to some major errors to avoid.
August 4, 2015 - Teacher
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed their own bills to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Here's how the bills compare in key policy areas, and how they stack up against the No Child Left Behind Act—the current law—and the Obama administration's NCLB waivers.
August 3, 2015 - Education Week
Some plans submitted to the federal government pitch new ideas for how to best share the most-qualified teachers, while others repackage strategies already underway.
June 30, 2015 - Education Week

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