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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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Dual-credit programs in 19 states feel threatened by a new rule requiring high school teachers of those classes to have a master's degree.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
A new state report says the legislature hasn't done enough to entice teachers to stay, despite some modifications to the salary schedule.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
Schools are revamping traditional back-to-school nights to enlist parents' help in ensuring that their children master key academic skills.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
September 23, 2015 – Education Week
Schools with expanded schedules shouldn't overlook the need for increased teacher-collaboration time, writes NCTL president Jennifer Davis.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week
Once a ubiquitous course requirement that nearly all aspiring teachers took, the history of education seems to be going the way of land-line phones, floppy disks, and shorthand.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week
Questions loom on enforcement as 16 states get the federal nod on their plans to make sure all students have to high-quality teachers.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week
The Education Department's earlier hard-line approach on tying evaluations to student test scores is giving way to greater flexibility.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week
The education field has too many unquestioned assumptions that persist even as the world changes, writes Angela Minnici.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week

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