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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09/27 07:15 am | ESSA: How Should States and Districts Use Their Teacher-Quality Money? | The U.S. Department of Education Tuesday released a blueprint to help states and districts make the most of out of more than $2 billion in federal money for teacher support, ...

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09/26 04:06 pm | Teachers Are Looking to Bring Presidential Debates Into Lessons | For teachers looking to get students involved in the presidential debate, there are several online election resources that promote student engagement.

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A planned teacher education academy spearheaded by former Teachers College President Arthur E. Levine aims to experiment with some of the most high-profile—and controversial—ideas in higher education delivery.
June 16, 2015 – Education Week
Poorly implemented co-teaching practices may be taking the "special" out of special education, say many who train teachers and districts in collaboration.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
The journey of becoming a better version of your teacher self is all about finding balance, joy, and opportunities to learn and collaborate, says special education teacher Elizabeth Stein.
June 9, 2015 – Teacher (Web)
To improve teacher preparation, college of education deans must reach a consensus, as medical educators did in 1910, writes Benjamin Riley.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
A group of 10 educators claims the state erects arbitrary barriers to make it difficult for out-of-state teachers to obtain certification in the state.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
A collective of teachers, advocates, and scholars is leveraging social media to elevate the perspectives of people of color in education policy discussions.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
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

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