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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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07/29 12:26 pm | Second Vergara-Inspired Lawsuit Filed in New York | A second Vergara-inspired lawsuit in New York takes aim at teacher tenure.

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07/28 01:23 pm | Bel Kaufman, Teacher Who Skewered Public School Bureaucracy, Dies at 103 | Kaufman's 1965 novel Up the Down Staircase depicted teaching in New York City public schools without any glamour or rose-colored glasses, earning her rave reviews from ...

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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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The passing score on licensing tests is lower in every state than the mean score of the pool of aspiring teachers taking the tests.
May 14, 2013 - Education Week
States look to raise the entry bar on teaching programs, but worry about the prospects for black and Latino candidates.
May 7, 2013 - Education Week
May 7, 2013 - Education Week
Current efforts to improve the evaluation process will prove futile without input from classroom teachers, write Ross Wiener and Kasia Lundy.
April 29, 2013 - Education Week
Can evaluation rubrics capture the qualities that make some teachers extraordinary, asks Lorraine Bellon Cella.
April 16, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers represented in the lawsuit against the state education department argue that they are being graded against subjects and students they don't teach.
April 16, 2013 | Updated: May 7, 2013 - Education Week
April 12, 2013 - Education Week
Retired teacher Laurie Barnoski offers suggestions for how school administrators can support teachers at a time when the education landscape is changing.
April 2, 2013 - Education Week
Schools must look beyond salary to the benefits and working conditions they offer when looking to hire and retain teachers, Regis Anne Shields and Karen Hawley Miles write.
March 26, 2013 - Education Week
The Match Teacher Residency is one of a small number of programs that train aspiring teachers for the classroom through practice.
March 25, 2013 - Education Week

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