Teacher Quality

The training, recruitment, induction, evaluation, compensation and professional development growth of teachers

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How Obama Got Schooled

Under pressure from right and left, the president signed away hard-won federal power over K-12 education and gutted his own reforms, even as they were working. Continue reading

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A New Era in the Battle Over Teacher Evaluations

The Obama administration encouraged more robust ways of assessing which educators were doing a good job. Will its legacy last? Continue reading

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Producing the Smartest Kids in the World

Other countries’ schools outperform ours by following a philosophy that is—or ought to be—very American: innate talent is less important than sheer drive. Continue reading

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Gates on Teacher Evaluation

The final report of the Gates Foundation’s $45-million study of teacher evaluation make the case for a comprehensive approach to gauging teacher qualilty. Continue reading

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What’s the Best Way to Evaluate Teachers?

How school systems should respond to demands for new teacher evaluation systems Continue reading

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Waiving Good-bye to Accountability?

Federal policymakers need to give states incentives to raise standards, not lower them Continue reading

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Education Schools: Deja Vu All Over Again

The crisis in teacher education, circa 1981. Continue reading

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Evaluating Teachers

A panel discussion on the use of student test scores in evaluating teachers Continue reading

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Today’s Teacher Wars, the Same as Yesterday’s

Reformers are fighting to turn public school teaching into a performance-driven profession–and teacher unions are (still) resisting. Continue reading

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Rhee Engineering Education

Has D.C.’s radical experiment in school reform really worked? A review of The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation’s Worst School District, by Richard Whitmire
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