Teacher Quality

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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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02/15 05:56 pm | Teacher-Evaluation Efforts Haven't Shown Results, Say Bill and Melinda Gates | The Gates Foundation is redirecting its financial backing away from teacher evaluation overhaul efforts to more "locally-driven solutions."

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02/15 01:23 pm | In Florida School Shooting, at Least 3 Educators Were Killed Protecting Students | Some of the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., were educators who died protecting their students.

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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
The Guilford County, N.C., district is one of a handful of districts nationwide that recruit, train, and license teachers for STEM classes.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
New research findings suggest that one way to help teachers collaborate and learn from one another is to make sure their classrooms are just steps away from those of other teachers.
January 9, 2018 – Education Week
Eighty-six percent of teachers say they've experienced changes on the job in the past two years, finds a new survey from the Education Week Research Center. For many of them, it's "too much."
December 19, 2017 – Education Week
The bite-sized competencies are gaining ground as a PD tool. In Tennessee, they can also help teachers maintain their licenses.
December 6, 2017 – Teacher
Georgia is one of more than a dozen states where teachers looking to renew their licenses can ditch the one-off seminars and instead craft personalized plans for improving their instruction.
December 6, 2017 – Teacher
Only about half of states allow the rigorous certification process to count toward the renewal of teacher licenses—a figure the National Board wishes to change.
December 6, 2017 – Teacher
Megan Allen is an award-winning, National Board-certified teacher. But when she crossed state lines, her teaching license didn't follow.
December 6, 2017 – Teacher
Advocates and state officials should think about how the neglected policies could be used as a lever to improve teacher quality, experts say.
December 6, 2017 – Teacher

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