Teacher Quality

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

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

Teacher Beat Blog

11/25 01:06 pm | Talk of a Teachers' Strike in Chicago Gets Real | Chicago's teachers' union is making noises about a possible strike next year.

Teaching Now Blog

11/25 04:20 pm | Teachers in Mass. District Aim for Dual Certification to Meet Student-Population Changes | Twenty-one teachers in Milford, Mass., are volunteering to work-off hours to gain dual-certification in English as a second language instruction.

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A new survey conducted by Gallup in partnership with Education Week probes the views of superintendents on the common core, teacher recruitment and evaluation, and district finances, among other topics.
July 1, 2014 - Education Week
The ruling, which the state's teachers' unions have vowed to appeal, finds that California laws governing teacher tenure and dismissal violate the constitutional rights of students.
June 11, 2014 - Education Week
School superintendents give diverging views on the common core, teacher evaluations, and educational technology in the latest of a series of polls.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Nearly four years after winning its Race to the Top grant, Georgia still has a rocky climb to the education-redesign summit outlined in the state's application for the federal grant program.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
The national teachers' union is imploring local affiliates to better engage current and potential members, and has launched a Center for Organizing to provide tools and training.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
Communication is key to an effective teacher-evaluation process, writes district superintendent Nicholas A. Fischer.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Although the debate over teacher-evaluation systems is dominated by the use of test scores, a new Brookings Institution analysis finds flaws with the observation component.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
As a number of states begin evaluating teachers' effectiveness based on changes in their students' test scores, academic research is raising more questions about such "value-added" models.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week

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