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Are States Changing Course on Teacher Evaluation?

Current trends indicate states are backing away from using student-growth measures—and standardized-test scores, in particular—to gauge teacher quality. (November 14, 2017)

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Race to the Top is over, but the initiative is still driving teacher-evaluation policies and priorities, write two professors.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
Some states have said yes to pay increases for teachers. This doesn’t mean they are prioritizing education funding, writes Derek W. Black.
May 4, 2018 – Education Week
In a late-night announcement on Thursday, officials from the Arizona Education Association and organizers of the grassroots group Arizona Educators United announced a walkout would take place starting April 26.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
The pressure to rein in costly retirement systems could put more states in the center of policy fights like the one that sparked teacher walkouts in Kentucky.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
States must lay out how they'll make sure poor and minority students aren't being taught by a disproportionate number of ineffective or inexperienced teachers. But they have leeway in defining who those teachers are.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
The low teacher salaries in Oklahoma forced teachers like Jennifer Johnson to leave their beloved profession. Now, teachers across the state are planning to walk out of their classrooms to fight for higher pay.
March 28, 2018 – Education Week
The West Virginia teachers strike is over, but the fight for teacher pay rages on, write Lawrence Baines and Jim Machell.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week
Districts should return to the teacher workday in which educators collaborate with their peers, rather than the one-size-fits-all professional development they’ve moved to, says a middle school teacher.
February 28, 2018 – Teacher
There may not be an overall national shortage of teachers, but shortages persist in certain specialty areas. And filling diversity gaps is a perennial struggle.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
A handful of school districts are hoping to boost their efforts to retain and recruit teachers by providing child-care for their educators.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week

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