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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07/22 03:49 pm | Illinois Gov. Apologizes for Calling Chicago Teachers 'Illiterate' | Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said that half of Chicago teachers were "illiterate" in a 2011 email, recently released to a city newspaper.

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07/22 11:52 am | Some of America's Top Teachers Went to Finland. Here's What They Learned | Six state teachers of the year traveled to Finland to see how one of the world's top education systems treats its teachers.

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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
A new system in Baltimore rewards teachers based on their accomplishments rather than their seniority or credentials, presenting teachers with new options.
February 18, 2015 – Teacher
A bumpy start to a teacher’s career shouldn’t be grounds for cutting him or her from the team, writes Gary Wiener.
February 6, 2015 – Education Week
Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill agree that teacher evaluations are crucial, but as they take up the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, they are shying away from such a requirement.
February 4, 2015 – Education Week
A controversial federal proposal to improve monitoring of teacher-preparation programs has drawn more than 2,300 public comments, many of them reflecting coordinated opposition from higher education and policy groups.
February 4, 2015 – Education Week
An expanded edition of Doug Lemov's popular book is published as interest in practice-based teacher preparation is growing.
February 4, 2015 – Education Week
To fix how this country evaluates education schools will require more than just data measurement, writes Susan H. Fuhrman.
January 28, 2015 – Education Week
More than a dozen education school deans are banding together, aiming to design a coherent curricula for teacher-preparation programs.
January 28, 2015 – Education Week
To remain relevant, university faculty must engage with K-12 practitioners in the field, writes Robert Pianta.
January 14, 2015 – Education Week
Higher educators need to translate their research on K-12 practice into actionable information, Karen Gallagher says.
January 14, 2015 – Education Week

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