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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05/02 05:43 pm | Secretary King Talks Teacher Diversity With Boston Educators of Color | U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. spoke with a group of Boston public school educators at Gardner Pilot Academy about diversity in the teaching force.

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04/28 04:29 pm | When Hawaii Says It Needs Teachers, People Respond | Here's one way to curb a teacher shortage: be Hawaii. Mainland, take notes.

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The relative leniency of states in reviewing their teacher-preparation programs could be symptomatic of a general lack of agreement on what candidates should learn, and how they should learn it.
December 16, 2014 - Education Week
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
John I. Goodlad, who died last month, is best known for writing A Place Called School, based on a landmark study of 1,000 classrooms.
December 5, 2014 - Education Week
Teacher colleges would need to provide proof of their graduates' classroom skills in helping advance student learning, under proposed rules issued by the U.S. Department of Education.
November 25, 2014 - Education Week
New guidance offers leeway as states craft ways to ensure disadvantaged students have access to as many highly qualified teachers as other students.
November 24, 2014 - Education Week
A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department.
November 21, 2014 - Education Week
A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
Districts could boost their ability to hire more effective teachers who stay on the job longer by improving their screening techniques, a newly released working paper concludes.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

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