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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12/10 10:20 am | Thousands of Teachers Can Have TEACH Grant Debt Forgiven | The U.S. Department of Education will cancel the debts of teachers who had grant aid turned into loans under a federal financial aid program, NPR reports.

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12/06 12:21 pm | Millennial Teachers: Things to Consider in Trying to Recruit and Retain Them | Dozens of coaches and administrators gathered to address tactics for hiring and retaining millennial teachers—and with an eye toward avoiding stereotypes.

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November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Ed. Colleges Provide Value
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Don't Blame Admissions Standards
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Steven Van Zandt, a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and actor from The Sopranos, is touring the country with his rock band to promote the use of music in classrooms and show solidarity with teachers.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Giving Teachers a Voice
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Tap them to lead professional development. Teach their class once a week. Work out with them. Principals' creative strategies to hold onto talent.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
After years of being blamed for the problems in schools, teachers are now being held up as victims of a broken system. How did the pendulum swing so quickly?
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
Teacher education programs are still feeling the ripples from accreditation standards that asked them to provide evidence for their graduates' success.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
In the face of well-funded opposition to organized labor, teachers will not be silenced, writes NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
An evaluation of a multi-year effort by the Gates Foundation to improve teaching, which cost $575 million, found no evidence the program improved student outcomes or gave low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week

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