Teacher Quality

The latest news about teacher quality, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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)

Issue Backgrounder

For background on this topic, see:
Teacher Evaluation: An Issue Overview

Teacher Beat Blog

12/01 05:18 pm | Mass. Commissioner Moves to Keep Using Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers | The proposal would back off from issuing every teacher a discrete score based solely on students' test scores.

Teaching Now Blog

11/30 07:53 am | Teachers Cite Post-Election Rise in Negativity, Bigotry in Schools in Survey | A survey of more than 10,000 teachers by the advocacy group Teaching Tolerance found that most teachers said the divisive election results have negatively impacted the ...

Related Webinars

Teacher Careers, Recruitment, and Retention Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address teacher preparation and strategies for hiring and retaining skilled teachers.

Special Collection

Get RSS Feed for This Topic Latest News

The education field has too many unquestioned assumptions that persist even as the world changes, writes Angela Minnici.
September 9, 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 19, 2015 – Education Week
August 5, 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
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.
July 8, 2015 – Education Week
A planned teacher education academy spearheaded by former Teachers College President Arthur E. Levine aims to experiment with some of the most high-profile—and controversial—ideas in higher education delivery.
June 16, 2015 – Education Week
Poorly implemented co-teaching practices may be taking the "special" out of special education, say many who train teachers and districts in collaboration.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
The journey of becoming a better version of your teacher self is all about finding balance, joy, and opportunities to learn and collaborate, says special education teacher Elizabeth Stein.
June 9, 2015 – Teacher (Web)
To improve teacher preparation, college of education deans must reach a consensus, as medical educators did in 1910, writes Benjamin Riley.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Commented