Teacher Quality

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Professor Nicholas M. Michelli stands outside the Graduate Center City University of New York in midtown Manhattan. Mr. Michelli, who took part in New York's teacher-preparation-review process, believes the state should have intervened more strongly.
—Mark Abrasion for Education Week

States Slow to Close Faltering Teacher Ed. Programs

States have generally been reluctant to shut down or suspend education schools and programs, bypassing a powerful but little-recognized policy lever, according to an Education Week analysis. (December 16, 2014)

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02/27 03:44 pm | Study: Novices Often Teach the Youngest, Neediest Students in Their Schools | A new study finds that novice math teachers in a large urban district are more likely to teach the youngest and neediest students in their schools.

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02/27 02:56 pm | After Outcry, San Francisco Archdiocese to Review Moral Code for Catholic Teachers | A requirement that teachers in San Francisco Catholic schools publicly uphold Church standards will be reviewed by a panel of teachers.

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Dean Donald Heller and others at Michigan State University's education school explain why they aren't taking part in the National Council on Teacher Quality's latest teacher-prep-program review.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
Critics worry the Education Department won't be tough enough on states seeking to extend NCLB waivers, especially on ensuring all students have an effective teacher.
November 26, 2013 - Education Week
A new study finds that effective educators help their new students learn more. But the problem is, many are reluctant to transfer to another school.
November 7, 2013 - Education Week
Since 2008, the philanthropy has spent about $700 million on a variety of teacher-quality initiatives. Critics fear that the Seattle-based foundation is having an outsized influence.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
The Gates-supported research has sparked criticism about how the project was framed, how findings were communicated, and whether states are taking away appropriate lessons from it.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
The foundation has put $22 million behind several organizations that aim to elevate teachers' voices in policy discussions, but those groups have often been viewed with suspicion by teachers' unions.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, whose priorities include global health and U.S. education, has made initiatives focused on teacher quality a key dimension of its recent grantmaking strategy.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
To recognize the importance of education, advocates should erect a national teachers' monument in Washington, Anthony Mullen says.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
Feeling burnout creeping in, a 5th year teacher decided to mentor a student-teacher in the hopes that it would rejuvenate her practice. She describes the many ways it worked.
October 22, 2013 - Teacher
The closely-watched system for evaluating teachers and providing bonus pay in the District of Columbia appears to be motivating weak and strong educators alike to higher performance.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week

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