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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01/27 02:35 pm | AFT to Senate: Keep Paraprofessional Qualifications in NCLB Rewrite | The union says that removing the requirements for paraprofessionals in Title I schools could harm quality.

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01/26 09:50 pm | Students Behaving Badly? A Trip to the Principal Could Be the Wrong Approach | Many schools are becoming adverse to harsh discipline measures, but that leaves teachers to wonder how best to address student behavioral issues.

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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
A disagreement with federal officials over the state's timeline to implement a teacher-evaluation system has left Illinois without a No Child Left Behind waiver so far.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
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

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