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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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06/27 08:40 am | Gap Growing in Teacher-Turnover Rates: Research | Teachers coming from alternative programs leave the profession at higher rates than their traditionally certified peers, and that gap is growing, a study finds.

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06/27 03:14 pm | From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom | In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

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Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill agree that teacher evaluations are crucial, but as they take up the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, they are shying away from such a requirement.
February 4, 2015 – Education Week
A controversial federal proposal to improve monitoring of teacher-preparation programs has drawn more than 2,300 public comments, many of them reflecting coordinated opposition from higher education and policy groups.
February 4, 2015 – Education Week
An expanded edition of Doug Lemov's popular book is published as interest in practice-based teacher preparation is growing.
February 4, 2015 – Education Week
To fix how this country evaluates education schools will require more than just data measurement, writes Susan H. Fuhrman.
January 28, 2015 – Education Week
More than a dozen education school deans are banding together, aiming to design a coherent curricula for teacher-preparation programs.
January 28, 2015 – Education Week
To remain relevant, university faculty must engage with K-12 practitioners in the field, writes Robert Pianta.
January 14, 2015 – Education Week
Higher educators need to translate their research on K-12 practice into actionable information, Karen Gallagher says.
January 14, 2015 – Education Week
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plunges into his second term vowing to push for controversial changes that could put him at odds with leading K-12 officials in the Empire State.
January 14, 2015 – Education Week
January 14, 2015 – Education Week
January 7, 2015 – Education Week

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