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Supporters of public education rally at the New York State Capitol on March 26, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.
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N.Y. Budget Accord Seeks to Tighten Rules on Teacher Quality

A last-minute budget deal in New York will have major implications for how the state’s teachers are trained, evaluated, and granted tenure. (April 13, 2015)

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Before student assessments are used to judge teacher quality, it's critical to assess whether the tests are well-designed for the task, a group of psychometricians writes.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
Although the state board expected most teachers to clear the hurdle, the policy drew immediate opposition from the state teachers' union.
March 28, 2014 - Education Week
Caitlin Hannon and others from Teach Plus Indianapolis exhort teacher-prep programs to raise admission standards, offer transparent data on post-graduation results, and engage alumni for feedback.
March 25, 2014 - Education Week
Meaningful assessment of teacher preparation must be founded on strong research methodology and focused on program outcomes, writes Gerardo M. Gonzalez.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
The launch of two new pilot projects signals a shift in direction for the national teacher-training and -placement organization.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
The idea that a standardized assessment can measure something so broad and nebulous as "critical thinking" or "college readiness" or "teacher efficacy" should be given up entirely, says high school English teacher Ilana Garon.
March 5, 2014 - Teacher
The charter-management group in Chicago is taking a novel approach to building a corps of highly qualified, and racially diverse, teacher-candidates by recruiting its alumni.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
The test-maker says the goal of its new offering is to serve not only as an assessment, but also as a learning tool for prospective educators.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
School leaders must take concrete action to attract black men into K-12 teaching, an area where they are now grossly underrepresented, says Donald G. Nicolas.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
February 24, 2014 - Education Week

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