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

Teacher Beat Blog

08/30 10:56 am | States Loosen Teacher-Licensure Rules Amid Shortage Fears | Concerned about teacher shortages, state licensure boards across the country are making it easier to get certified to teach.

Teaching Now Blog

08/30 01:20 pm | Resource Watch: Students Can Now Publish Their Letters to the Next President | A website run by the National Writing Project and PBS member station KQED will publish students' letters to the next president about issues that matter to them.

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Modest gains by delegate groups associated with the U.S. Department of Education's Teach to Lead initiative show the difficulties in gaining policy traction around ideas to give teachers more influence in school systems.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
The Perkins Act was last reauthorized in 2006, said Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., and action is overdue.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
The Boston school district's shift to an earlier hiring cycle has improved new-teacher quality, but it has created a larger pool of "excessed" educators, a new study concludes.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
In St. Cloud, Minn., educators are grappling with language and cultural differences in the city's growing Somali community.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
Stephanie Pinkin discusses what she learned from aligning her grading to standards instead of assignment—and why she thinks it’s a more holistic method.
February 22, 2016 – Teacher
Learn how Lincoln County, Tenn., created a new leadership role to make its teacher-evaluation system supportive and responsive teachers.
February 22, 2016 – Education Week
The push for greater accountability in teacher preparation risks undermining equity, write two Michigan State University professors.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers' common practice of sharing examples of stellar work can turn off struggling learners, says a study of online students.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
To build and deepen empathy, a group of education organizations is calling on K-12 leaders to "shadow" a student.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week

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