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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06/22 04:19 pm | Republican and Democratic Senators Push Bill to Support Teacher Leaders | A bipartisan group of senators today introduced a bill aimed at giving teachers more opportunities to take on leadership roles without having to leave the classroom.

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06/22 04:09 pm | At One Houston School, Teaching Job Candidates Must 'Escape the Interview' | The school mimicked the popular adventure game, Escape the Room, as part of its hiring process to gauge candidates' collaboration skills and creativity.

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Ask five teachers what formative assessment is and you're likely to get five different definitions.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
The situation of former Alabama Teacher of the Year Ann Marie Corgill puts a personal face on the issue of who is allowed to teach and where.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
A high-profile lawsuit brought by renowned teacher Rafe Esquith highlights the Los Angeles district's process for investigating teachers accused of misconduct.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
Testing data should be used as a tool to enhance instruction and learning for teachers and students, writes John Hattie.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
Following a concerning report on the state of teacher professional development, Mike Schmoker explores how to transform the practice.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
As performance-based teacher-licensure exams like the edTPA gain currency, reports of related tutoring services and online materials raise new questions.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Dual-credit programs in 19 states feel threatened by a new rule requiring high school teachers of those classes to have a master's degree.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
A new state report says the legislature hasn't done enough to entice teachers to stay, despite some modifications to the salary schedule.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week

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