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December 08, 2017

Dozens of 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Now Back in New York City Classrooms

The New York City education department planned to pull hundreds from its "absent teacher reserve" pool to fill vacancies in schools, yet so far just 41 teachers have been placed.

December 06, 2017

Multicultural Awareness Helps Teachers Spur Students' Success, Says Study

Student teachers who report greater awareness of and comfort with issues of cultural diversity in the classroom are better at building more positive classroom environments that help every student succeed, according to a new study.

November 29, 2017

How Much Planning and Collaboration Time Are Teachers Getting?

Teachers in large districts are generally getting 45 minutes or an hour of planning time per day, but few places are specifically setting aside time for collaboration with other teachers, according to a new analysis.

November 28, 2017

TFA, Alternative Programs Marginally Better Than Traditional Teacher Prep, Study Finds

Students whose teachers were trained in alternative teacher preparation programs such as Teach For America perform slightly better academically than students whose teachers had traditional teacher training, according to a recent meta-analysis.

November 14, 2017

States' ESSA Plans Fall Short on Educator Equity, NCTQ Analysis Finds

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.

November 01, 2017

Rival Teacher-Prep Accreditation Group to Emphasize 'Multiple Approaches'

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.

November 01, 2017

Using Test Scores Tends to Lower Teacher-Evaluation Ratings, Study Shows

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.

October 27, 2017

New York City to Begin Putting 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Back in Classrooms. But Who Are They?

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.

October 26, 2017

Houston District Settles Lawsuit With Teachers' Union Over Value-Added Scores

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.

October 23, 2017

Gates Ends Investment in Teacher Evaluation: What That Means for the Field

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.

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