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Hoover Daily Report by topic: Teacher Quality

April 9, 2011 | Columbus Dispatch (OH)

Evaluation of teachers must improve

Given how powerfully teachers can alter students' life trajectories, it is not only prudent but imperative to push reforms that enable education leaders to distinguish effective teachers from ineffective ones...
April 7, 2011 | Education Next

Are Experienced Teachers Really That Much Better?

...[A]ccording to a study Matthew Chingos and I just completed, teachers get better in the first few years of teaching, and then their performance slips in later years...
April 5, 2011 | Education Next

Valuing Teachers

How much is a good teacher worth...?
March 13, 2011 | San Francisco Chronicle

Teachers must be evaluated by what students learn

We hear constantly today about the "effective teacher," but who is this effective teacher...?
March 10, 2011 | Education Next

The Case for Paying Most Teachers the Same

...[W]hat makes the single schedule so pernicious isn’t just its uniformity; it’s its growth curve...
February 4, 2011 | Education Next

Nobody Deserves Tenure

...[N]obody has a right to lifetime employment unrelated either to their on-the-job performance or to their employer’s continuing need for the skills and attributes of that particular person...
January 30, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Why Is It So Hard To Make Teachers Better?

A major focus of K-12 education reform should be placing a highly effective teacher in every classroom...
January 25, 2011 | Education Next

Translating the State of the Union Address

The following is an interpretative translation of what the President really had to say about American education...
January 13, 2011 | Education Next

Lights, Camera, Action!

Using video recordings to evaluate teachers...Teachers may scream about infringements on their “professionalism,” but effective teachers will have little to fear...
November 27, 2010 | Columbus Dispatch (OH)

Schools need to keep the best teachers

Nothing affects student performance more than great teachers. Conversely, weak teachers can do irreparable damage to children and their learning. This alone should prompt Ohio to glean as much information as possible about teacher effectiveness...