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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11/25 01:06 pm | Talk of a Teachers' Strike in Chicago Gets Real | Chicago's teachers' union is making noises about a possible strike next year.

Teaching Now Blog

11/25 04:20 pm | Teachers in Mass. District Aim for Dual Certification to Meet Student-Population Changes | Twenty-one teachers in Milford, Mass., are volunteering to work-off hours to gain dual-certification in English as a second language instruction.

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A bumpy start to a teacher’s career shouldn’t be grounds for cutting him or her from the team, writes Gary Wiener.
April 16, 2015 - Education Week
The pressure is on as educators—especially those new to the classroom—toggle between leftover requirements from Tennessee's retired standards and those imposed by the common core.
April 9, 2015 - Education Week
School choice, a state-run district, teacher evaluations, and K-12 funding are among the issues facing legislators now in the midst of their biennial session.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
Policy questions emerge as evidence continues to mount that teachers who earn national-board certification see higher test scores among their students.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
Nancie Atwell, winner of the Global Teacher Award, had some surprising advice for young people interested in becoming public school teachers today: Don’t do it.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
The spending plan would place increased weight on standardized test scores in teachers' evaluations and make it harder for teachers to earn tenure.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
The average combined math and verbal SAT scores of new teachers in New York state schools rose over the last decade, a new study finds.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
School administrators, not teacher-tenure laws, are responsible for "ineffective" educators, writes former teacher and principal David Finley.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
A new system in Baltimore rewards teachers based on their accomplishments rather than their seniority or credentials, presenting teachers with new options.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher

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