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.
Charter schools in New York will soon be able to certify their own teachers--a measure the unions are hoping to fight in court.
The percentage of U.S. public school teachers participating in unions has been declining steadily over the last two decades—and the numbers are soon likely to take an even steeper dive.
The Teacher Fair Pay Act would require that teachers are paid no less than lawmakers who typically earn $104,118 per year.
The American Federation of Teachers released its annual financials. Here are some quick facts.