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Calif. Struggles to Assess Teacher-Training Programs

After students leave schools of education, and after years of reforms, Calif. institutions often have no way of ascertaining if their programs produced strong teachers. (May 17, 2013)

Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation

Assessing teacher performance is a complicated issue and this Spotlight examines ways to assess teaching and efforts to improve teacher evaluation.

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Teacher Beat Blog

09/29 04:59 pm | NEA Sues New Mexico Schools Chief Over Teacher Evaluations | New Mexico is the latest state to face legal action over its teacher-evaluation plan.

Teaching Now Blog

10/01 05:18 pm | Report: Wyoming Best State for Teachers, Most States a Mixed Bag | A new report looks at what are supposedly the best and worst states for teacher working conditions, but misses some finer details.

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Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness
In this webinar, our guests discussed the impact of, and best strategies for, enhancing teacher effectiveness.

Special Collection

Quality Counts 2008

This report includes a number of new indicators that look at incentives to attract and keep people in the teaching profession, among other things.

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July 9, 2013 - Education Week
The accrediting body for teacher education is poised to adopt standards that set a higher entry bar and require the use of value-added measures.
July 9, 2013 - Education Week
The National Council on Teacher Quality says most of the nation's teacher education programs that were reviewed are weak, but critics find fault with the project's methods.
June 18, 2013 - Education Week
As a teacher-educator, Julie Gorlewski writes that she struggles with the same tensions that she faced in her K-12 classroom.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems are seen as a prod to professionalize the preschool field while providing information for parents on program quality.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week
A state-imposed teacher-evaluation system rolls out in three months, giving teachers and principals limited time to adapt.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week
With new proposals for reauthorizing the law's No Child Left Behind edition, Congress is split on the federal K-12 role and on teacher evaluations.
June 10, 2013 - Education Week
Educator Otis Kriegel writes that the absence of practical skill training in teacher-preparation programs creates real problems for new teachers.
June 10, 2013 - Education Week
Five groups representing state and district school leaders call for flexibility in implementing the common standards.
June 4, 2013 - Education Week
June 3, 2013 - Education Week

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