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Teachers Get an Invite to Policy Table in N.M. - Education Week

Wed, 2017-11-15 13:35
After some contentious debates over its tough teacher-evaluation system, New Mexico is reaching out with new initiatives aimed at incorporating teachers’ input on education decisions made at the state level.

What's Next for This Tough Teacher Evaluation System? - Education Week

Wed, 2017-11-15 13:35
A higher percentage of teachers come up short in New Mexico than in many other states—but that could change.

'Absent Reserve' Teachers Heading Back to New York City Classrooms - Education Week

Wed, 2017-11-15 13:35
Hundreds of New York City teachers who'd lost their full-time positions but stayed on the payroll are back in classrooms or headed that way.

Rival Teacher-Prep Accreditation Group to Allow Flexibility in Setting Standards - Education Week

Wed, 2017-11-15 13:35
A new group is seeking to compete with the existing accreditor for teacher-preparation programs.

Spotlight on Professional Development - Education Week

Mon, 2017-11-13 07:35
Educators are combining time-tested strategies with new approaches to get the most out of literacy instruction in schools. In this Spotlight, learn how invented spelling can produce better readers, how teachers are using social media to connect students with authors, and how to teach revision in the writing process.

Spotlight on Classroom Management - Education Week

Mon, 2017-11-13 07:35
As schools integrate digital tools into the classroom, educators are finding new ways to customize lessons for students. In this Spotlight, see how educators are evaluating growing curriculum choices, consider the potential and drawbacks of algorithm-driven playlists, and learn how districts can deploy a high-quality digital curriculum.

School Climate - Education Week

Wed, 2017-11-08 06:41
The professional climate of a school can create a "vicious cycle" of burnout and attrition among young teachers, says a new study in the journal Teaching and Teacher Education.

Principals Are Loath to Give Teachers Bad Ratings - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 13:40
Despite efforts in many states to toughen teacher evaluations, two new studies show that principals rarely give harsh ratings.

Pressure Mounts on Higher Ed. to Improve Principal Preparation - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 13:40
Calls to modernize how prospective principals are selected and trained are being heeded in some states and universities.

Here’s What Works for Teacher Accountability - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 13:40
Professional accountability in education merits more attention, write Mathematica’s Brian Gill and Harvard Kennedy School’s Jennifer Lerner.

More Teachers Seek National Certification - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 13:40
As it revises its certification process, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards says it's seeing an uptick in applicants.

Assessing Quality of Teaching Staff Still Complex Despite ESSA's Leeway - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 13:40
States are all over the map when it comes to how they're looking to approach teacher-evaluation systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Spotlight on Formative Assessment - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 11:08
Formative assessment is playing a key role in efforts to improve classroom instruction. In this Spotlight, learn about varying definitions of formative assessment, how schools are giving students opportunities to self-assess, and how school districts are building teachers' formative assessment skills.

A Simple but Powerful Way to Destigmatize Learning Differences - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 11:08
Students with learning challenges can look to peers for support and encouragement. Teacher Kyle Reford shares how student-led panels can destigmatize learning struggles through the exchange of personal stories and experiences.

Teacher Quality - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 11:08
When an effective teacher joins a grade-level teaching team, student learning improves across the board as other teachers in the grade raise their game, finds a study of Miami-Dade County, Fla., schools.

Why Can't Teachers Cross State Lines? - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 11:08
States must create authoritative teacher-licensing boards to treat teachers as the professionals they are, urges Arthur E. Wise.

Despite <i>Vergara</i> Ruling, Teacher-Tenure Battles Set to Heat Up - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 11:08
The Vergara lawyers' strategy of casting tenure laws as a violation of students' rights has provided a blueprint for continuing debate, experts say.

Help Wanted: Teacher-Shortage Hot Spots - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 11:08
Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action.

17 Teacher-Prep. Programs Meet 'Tougher' Standards - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 09:05
Seventeen of 21 programs fully passed the first major test of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation's new accreditation standards.

Higher Standards Urged for Teacher-Prep Programs - Education Week

Sat, 2017-11-04 09:05
Most education schools are already meeting higher-than-required standards on GPAs and testing, says a report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.


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