Teacher Quality

The latest news about teacher quality, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Elementary teachers in Kent County, Md., examine progressions documents associated with the common core during a districtwide cross-grade training.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Under Common Core, Teachers Band Together to Build Math 'Coherence'

The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting many districts to find ways to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own. (November 10, 2014)

Common-Core Math in Practice

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.

Issue Backgrounder

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Teacher Beat Blog

11/18 02:26 pm | Report Offers 'Lessons Learned' From Teacher-Residency Programs | A report from a network of teacher-residency programs outlines specific lessons for improving the quality of the year-long, school-based training programs.

Teaching Now Blog

11/19 04:05 pm | Study: Teachers May Need Training in How to Deal With Parent Harassment | A new study shows that teachers with negative parental interactions are more likely to have such experiences. How can teachers deal with parental harassment?

On-Demand Webinar

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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Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose daughter Ana Grace was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year, writes about the courage of teachers.
September 6, 2013 - Education Week
Rather than embracing quick fixes, education reform should address context, complexity, and history, James H. Nehring writes.
August 27, 2013 - Education Week
It's time for school districts to adopt policies that promote the well-being of teachers and other employees, Anastasia Snelling and Maura Stevenson write.
August 20, 2013 - Education Week
Two leaders of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools reflect on the lessons they have learned about school turnarounds.
August 20, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers should focus on balanced, grounded discussions as they enter the policy arena, Allison Rizzolo and Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt write.
August 16, 2013 | Updated: August 27, 2013 - Education Week
High youth-unemployment rates in Finland show that even a strong education system can't solve all societal ills by itself, Nancy Hoffman writes.
July 31, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers and students should focus less on grades and more on the deeper satisfaction that learning offers, Cord Ivanyi writes.
July 26, 2013 - Education Week
Superintendents must be engaged in the teacher-evaluation process to maximize the benefits for all involved, including students, writes Kim Marshall.
July 19, 2013 - Education Week
Growth and improvement, not just accountability, must remain at the heart of teacher evaluation, Stephen Fink writes.
July 17, 2013 - Education Week
July 9, 2013 - Education Week

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