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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12/17 03:25 pm | New Tennessee Chief Has Deep Teacher-Preparation Background | Candice McQueen has won plaudits for her work leading Lipscomb University's teacher-preparation efforts.

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In an Education Week interview, the philanthropist speaks about the Gates Foundation's work on teacher issues, responds to criticism, and vows to keep a K-12 focus for the long haul.
October 17, 2013 - Education Week
Schools should use accountability tools to support and encourage their teachers, not deflate them, Deborah Stipek writes.
October 15, 2013 - Education Week
Schools and policymakers should be pouring their energies into finding and supporting great teachers, says Mary Amato.
September 23, 2013 - Education Week
Tennessee is allowing arts teachers to submit their students' work as one yardstick of how well they contribute to the children's achievement.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers who have been fired because of flawed evaluations will not have their day in court, write W. James Popham and Marguerita K. DeSander.
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
In what opens new questions about how selective alternative programs work, a random-assignment experiment shows that students taught by secondary TFA teachers outperformed their peers.
September 11, 2013 | Updated: September 18, 2013 - Education Week
New guidance from the Education Department ups the ante on teacher quality work for states looking for another two years of flexibility from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week
The organization overseeing advanced teacher certification plans to revise the assessment process for the credential and to make it less costly for teachers to earn.
September 10, 2013 - Education Week
Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose daughter Ana Grace was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year, writes about the courage of teachers.
September 6, 2013 - Education Week
Rather than embracing quick fixes, education reform should address context, complexity, and history, James H. Nehring writes.
August 27, 2013 - Education Week

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