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States Struggle to Define 'Ineffective Teachers' Under ESSA - Education Week

Wed, 2017-09-20 08:31
The Every Student Succeeds Act has reignited battles over how to determine which teachers fall short and whether state or local leaders should make those decisions.

Can Minority-Serving Colleges Help Create a More-Diverse Teaching Force? - Education Week

Wed, 2017-09-20 03:30
A new network is working to make minority-serving institutions a major player in efforts to diversify the profession.

Teaching: Some Global Comparisons - Education Week

Wed, 2017-09-20 03:30
A 50-nation study finds that U.S. teachers spend more time teaching than those in other countries. And they make 60 cents for every $1 paid to workers with similar education levels.

New York Lowers Cutoff Score on Teacher-Licensing Exam - Education Week

Wed, 2017-09-20 03:30
New York's board of regents last week approved changes to its teacher-certification process, including lowering the passing score on its licensure exam. It is one of more than a dozen states that uses the Teacher Performance Assessment, or edTPA, as its licensure test. For the edTPA, candidates submit video...

New Mexico Releases Latest Results of Controversial Teacher-Review System - Education Week

Wed, 2017-09-20 03:30
About 74 percent of public school teachers in New Mexico are rated as effective or better when it comes to their success in the classroom.

Teacher Preparation - Education Week

Wed, 2017-09-06 07:12
Too many teacher-preparation programs are doing a poor job of covering content that future science and social studies teachers need to master, according to a new report.

Spotlight on Science Education - Education Week

Fri, 2017-09-01 20:34
The emergence of digital learning and new standards is pushing the limits of science instruction. In this Spotlight, learn how the Next Generation Science Standards are promoting a more inquiry-based approach to science, explore efforts to train and support new science teachers, and find out how educators can attract more students to science.

Boston Charter Educator Named National Teacher of the Year - Education Week

Fri, 2017-09-01 07:29
Sydney Chaffee, a 9th grade humanities teacher at a small Boston charter school, has been named the 2017 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Spotlight on Redefining Student Success - Education Week

Fri, 2017-09-01 07:29
Schools and districts are developing holistic approaches to get a more complete picture of student success. In this Spotlight, see how growth mindsets are factoring into student achievement, how states and districts are gathering data for new school-quality indicators, and how educators can better prepare students for college and careers.

Teachers Customize Professional Development Through Microcredentials - Education Week

Fri, 2017-09-01 07:29
Teachers see the value of showing their mastery of individual skills, but questions remain about the quality and rigor of microcredential programs.

Connecticut, New Mexico Relax Use of Test Scores in Teacher Reviews - Education Week

Fri, 2017-09-01 07:29
Connecticut's state school board voted last week to prohibit the use of students' standardized-test scores in evaluating a teacher's job performance.

Merit Pay - Education Week

Fri, 2017-09-01 07:29
Teacher participation in a merit-pay program led to the equivalent of four extra weeks of student learning, according to a new analysis of 44 studies of incentive-pay initiatives in the United States and abroad.

Spotlight on Student Engagement - Education Week

Fri, 2017-09-01 07:29
As schools work to create engaging classrooms, educators are giving students opportunities to shape their own learning. In this Spotlight, see how absenteeism poses a challenge for schools, how students are developing measures of social-emotional skills, and how teachers can foster authentic student engagement.

School Diversity - Education Week

Wed, 2017-08-30 09:05
Educators show the same unconscious bias favoring white people as the general U.S. population and use slightly lower academic standards when evaluating black students, finds a new study in the latest issue of the British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Teacher Pay - Education Week

Wed, 2017-08-30 09:05
Teachers who work at high-poverty schools and with mostly students of colorare paid less than their peers at affluent schools with mostly white students—but the disparity is worse than people think, argues a new paper from Bellwether Education Partners.

Districts Turn to Emergency Measures for Hard-to-Staff Teaching Posts - Education Week

Wed, 2017-08-23 11:56
Across the country, school districts are trying new tactics to avoid starting this school year with an empty teacher's desk, including hiring parents and calling veteran teachers out of retirement.

Teacher Pay - Education Week

Wed, 2017-08-23 11:56
A 2011 Florida pay-for-performance law demands that the most effective teachers earn the biggest salary awards each year.

Teacher Prep Slow to Embrace Social-Emotional Learning - Education Week

Mon, 2017-07-31 21:12
As SEL gains traction in schools, teacher-preparation programs and states' certification requirements need to catch up, advocates say.

In Defense of Teacher-Evaluation Reform - Education Week

Mon, 2017-07-31 21:12
Teacher-evaluation and tenure-reform laws have great potential, but transformative change takes time, says Scott Laband.

Educators Oppose Trump Plan to Scrap Teacher-Support Program - Education Week

Mon, 2017-07-31 21:12
Elimination of $2.3 billion in Title II grants to districts under the Trump administration's proposed budget could hamper ESSA implementation, program supporters say.

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