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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04/28 03:54 pm | North Carolina Measure Would Allow College Professors in K-12 Classrooms | The North Carolina Senate passed unanimously a bill that would allow college professors to work as adjunct instructors in K-12 classrooms without teaching licenses.

Teaching Now Blog

04/27 11:09 am | Betsy DeVos to Teachers of the Year: This Administration Should Solicit Your Input | The U.S. secretary of education also told the teachers of the year that her job is to get "Washington out of the way so you can do yours."

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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
Schools are revamping traditional back-to-school nights to enlist parents' help in ensuring that their children master key academic skills.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
September 23, 2015 – Education Week

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