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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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08/23 02:10 pm | One More Way High-Poverty Schools Get Less: Teacher Pensions | Teachers who work at high-poverty schools and with mostly students of color are paid less than their peers at affluent schools with mostly white students—but the ...

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08/21 01:29 pm | Math Teachers Share Their Answers to the Question: 'Why Do I Have to Learn This?' | What is math for? How can teachers make it relevant for students? Education Week asked teachers to share their responses to these common questions.

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The Every Student Succeeds Act could embolden some states to revise or abandon their current methods for rating teachers.
January 6, 2016 – Education Week
Many claims about the merits of school reform are "awash in misguided convictions," argues UFT President Michael Mulgrew.
December 9, 2015 – Education Week
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will invest some $34 million in cooperative initiatives designed to improve teacher-preparation programs' overall effectiveness.
December 2, 2015 – Education Week
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

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