Teachers in Wisconsin are earning less money and exiting the profession at higher rates than they were before the state restricted unions' collective-bargaining rights, according to a study from a left-leaning think tank.
More than half of the state plans fail to publicly report data on educator equity gaps, the National Council of Teacher Quality found in its analyses.
The tax bill proposed by Republican leaders scraps a benefit that many teachers have come to rely on: the $250 "educator expense deduction," which can be used to recoup the cost of classroom materials.
The newly formed group, which plans to challenge the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation for market share, wants feedback from the public on its proposed standards and processes.
Decisions about what elements to include in a teacher evaluation system, such as value-added measures, and how much weight to give them can have significant impacts on who is deemed proficient, according to a new study.
A third of teachers entered the pool after facing legal or disciplinary charges. And more than a third came in after their schools were closed or phased out.
The Houston school district has settled a federal lawsuit brought by the teacher's union over the school system's controversial teacher evaluation system, which involved a secret algorithm.
Some states are already backing off of linking student test scores to teacher evaluations--but it's not because the Gates funding stream is ending.
New York City, San Francisco, and Washington are the least affordable places for new teachers, the analysis shows.
After 20 years leading the New Teacher Center--a nonprofit well-known for its work mentoring incoming educators around the country--Ellen Moir has announced she will retire this summer.