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September 02, 2016

Students May Learn More From Attractive Teachers, Study Says

A new study suggest that physical attractiveness of educators may play an overlooked part in student learning.

April 18, 2016

Teachers Give Evaluation Systems Low Ratings, Survey Finds

A majority of teachers say evaluation systems based on student test scores have deteriorated their relationships with parents, students, administrators and other teachers, according to a new survey.

January 29, 2016

Acclaimed Educator Jaime Escalante Featured in New U.S. Postage Stamp

Escalante, the Bolivian native and former U.S. high school math teacher, died of cancer in 2010.

November 11, 2015

Michigan's Teacher Evaluation Law Sets New Standards

The new law evaluates both teachers' and administrators' performance through the use of multiple rating categories, based on student growth and assessment results.

September 28, 2015

Public Shows 'Tough Love' for Teachers in Annual PDK/Gallup Poll

The initial results from the 2015 poll focused on public perceptions of testing and the Common Core State Standards.

June 24, 2015

Parents in Colo. District Launch Website to Chronicle Teacher Turnover

Unhappy with recent decisions by the local school board, a group of parents in Jefferson County, Colo., has created a website to chronicle an expected wave teachers' departures from their district over the next year.

May 13, 2015

Award-Winning Principal Carol Burris Steps Down to Fight New Evaluations

Carol Burris, a nationally recognized principal, announced recently that she will be resigning from her position after this school year, citing test-heavy teacher-evaluation processes as a key reason for her departure.

April 10, 2015

Will Opt-Outs Affect Teacher Evaluations? Probably Not, Say Researchers

A new analysis of standardized test scores suggests that it would take very high numbers of students opting out of tests to hurt a teacher's evaluations.

January 26, 2015

Study Suggests Using Poverty as a Factor in Teacher Evaluation

Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.

July 18, 2014

TNTP Presses for Performance-Pay Systems for Teachers

To bolster teacher quality, schools systems desperately need to institute variable pay structures that reward educators based on performance and challenging assignments, according to a report released this week by TNTP, a prominent nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization.

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