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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10/27 08:25 pm | Three L.A. Charters Under Scrutiny for Hiring Turkish Teachers on Temp. Visas | The district estimates that the charter network has racked up nearly $1,000,000 million in fees as a result of the practice.

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10/27 02:59 pm | How Can Schools Get Quality STEM Teachers in All Classrooms? Essays Offer Advice | An Education Week Commentary package shares tips, advice, and insights on improving science instruction and making sure there is parity across all school districts.

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August 5, 2015 – Education Week
New teachers face many obstacles during their first year on the job. Middle school teacher Cristie Watson draws attention to some major errors to avoid.
August 4, 2015 – Teacher
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed their own bills to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Here's how the bills compare in key policy areas, and how they stack up against the No Child Left Behind Act—the current law—and the Obama administration's NCLB waivers.
August 3, 2015 – Education Week
Some plans submitted to the federal government pitch new ideas for how to best share the most-qualified teachers, while others repackage strategies already underway.
July 8, 2015 – Education Week
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

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