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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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08/26 04:34 pm | Mexican Teachers Vow to Continue Strike Over Evaluations | Summer vacation continues for millions of Mexican students as a dissident teachers' union shows no intention of ending protests over teacher evaluations.

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08/29 01:22 pm | A Third of Texas Teachers Are Working Second Jobs, Survey Finds | These teachers work about 13 hours a week at their extra jobs, and an additional 17 hours a week doing school-related work outside the classroom.

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High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention.
April 22, 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 15, 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.
April 1, 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.
April 1, 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.
April 1, 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 25, 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 25, 2015 – Education Week
School administrators, not teacher-tenure laws, are responsible for "ineffective" educators, writes former teacher and principal David Finley.
March 4, 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 4, 2015 – Education Week
The National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education is built on the idea that the best teachers need opportunities to wrestle with cognitively challenging professional work to improve their craft and spread their expertise.
February 25, 2015 – Teacher

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