Both a value-added method and a series of observations identified the same teachers as particularly high or low-performing under Chicago's teacher-evaluation pilot, a new study concludes.
Los Angeles teachers plan to force a referendum on evaluation reform within their teachers' union.
An ESEA amendment stands to have a major impact on how teacher-quality funds are distributed.
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has named Ronald Thorpe as its new president and CEO.
Teachers' unions are among the groups that have been actively involved in supporting the Occupy Wall Street protests that have sprung up in U.S. cities from coast to coast.
A group of Los Angeles parents are threatening to sue the school district unless it begins to conduct teacher evaluations that comply with state law.
Some Idaho districts are basing teacher bonuses on their ability to engage parents.
A new study from the National Council on Teacher Quality examines the "changing landscape" of teacher-evaluation policies across the states.
The University of Michigan today unveiled a new organization that will help other programs, and the teacher-education field in general, develop a more systematic approach to training teacher candidates in 19 essential teaching skills.
Both a value-added teacher-effectiveness measure and a series of scored teacher observations bear a positive relationship to students' future academic achievement, according to a recently published paper in the journal Labour Economics.