The new law evaluates both teachers' and administrators' performance through the use of multiple rating categories, based on student growth and assessment results.
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November 11, 2015
September 28, 2015
The initial results from the 2015 poll focused on public perceptions of testing and the Common Core State Standards.
September 10, 2015
A psychology professor argues that the real problem with U.S. education is not that teachers rank poorly among college graduates, but that the training they receive to become teachers is woeful.
May 29, 2015
A legislative proposal would allow districts to hire candidates without any demonstrated pedagogical training, and in some cases, without a bachelor's degree.
March 20, 2015
"The Road to TEACH" follows the cross-country road trip of three 20-somethings who are considering careers in education despite discouragement from parents and peers.
November 21, 2014
In her new book "The Teaching Brain," Vanessa Rodriguez discusses approaching teaching as an interaction, the five awarenesses of good teachers, and the downside to "quick fixes" based on brain science.
August 22, 2014
In a PBS segment, Harvard education-innovation expert Tony Wagner said he likes the idea of teacher-led schools but suggested that teachers generally haven't acquired the education-management knowledge or vision to create truly transformative schools.
June 25, 2014
Western Governors University Teachers College is an online degree program that costs $6,000 a year, and it's ranked the best secondary-education program for teachers in the country.
October 04, 2013
The "status" of teachers varies widely across countries, according to a new survey, with teachers in China having the highest social standing of those countries measured.
July 22, 2013
A former teacher says that teacher-preparation programs should be modeled after medical schools.