New York state will release to news outlets tomorrow "value added" reports that purport to estimate a teacher's impact on his or her students' standardized test scores—an action certain to thrust discussion of these measures into the public eye once again, and one that also raises big questions about journalism ethics.
Even as there are more and more novice teachers in the ranks of the profession, states' teacher induction policies are generally piecemeal, contends a new report by the New Teacher Center.
Teacher Beat presents a cheat sheet of the FY 2013 federal teacher quality proposals.
States provided more teacher-evaluation details to receive NCLB waivers, but at bottom most states have many promises to keep.
Data from teacher evaluations could provide insight into the overall quality of instruction in America's schools.
The American Federation of Teachers' executive council unanimously voted today to endorse Barack Obama for U.S. President.
Arizona lawmakers are scheduled to begin debating a host of bills today that would, among other things, prohibit collective bargaining for public employees and make it even more difficult for unions to deduct money that could go towards lobbying.
Obama proposed a new teacher-quality program, but it's unclear as yet whether this is a new idea or a revamp of older proposals.
A pair of new reports outlines how districts can think about using revised teacher evaluation systems to improve the quality of the teaching force.
At Day Two of the U.S. Department of Education teacher-preparation negotiated-rulemaking session, negotiators dealt with a fresh host of issues, including the always-tricky area of scope: whether the Education Department risks overextending its authority in some of its areas. As with our Day One coverage, I'll attempt here to give you a rundown of the key themes and points of tension. That way, when the proposed rules come out, we'll be able to try to connect the dots between the discussions and the language put out by the department and the negotiators. If this is all too wonky and ...