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Job Satisfaction and the Role of Teacher Evaluation

Job Satisfaction and the Role of Teacher Evaluation

By Amy Auletto There are a number of factors that influence how satisfied teachers are with their jobs. Working conditions, such as school facilities, support from administrators, and class size, are important factors that teachers take into consideration when deciding where to work. Other important factors that predict teacher job satisfaction include job security, quality… Read More »

New Evidence Points to the Importance of Teachers’ Colleagues

New Evidence Points to the Importance of Teachers’ Colleagues

By Amy Auletto Who we work with matters. In many professions, we often work closely with our colleagues on a regular basis, building professional and personal relationships, collaborating on projects, and serving as one another’s support systems in the workplace and beyond. This is especially true for teachers. Teachers work together formally, in grade-level teams… Read More »

Effective Principals Decrease Teacher Turnover

Effective Principals Decrease Teacher Turnover

By Amy Auletto Every year, a considerable number of teachers transfer schools or leave the profession entirely. In 2012-13, nearly 16% of all public school teachers moved to a different school or quit teaching. While teacher turnover rates were under 13% in our nation’s wealthiest schools, this rate was much higher (22%) in schools with… Read More »

Portfolio Management School Districts and Teacher Quality

Portfolio Management School Districts and Teacher Quality

Note: It has long been speculated that Detroit Public Schools may transition to a portfolio management school district model. What is a portfolio management district and what does the research say about the effectiveness of this type of model? Check out Green & Write all week for new posts on what we know and what… Read More »

Harvard Graduate School and “Transforming Teaching”

Harvard Graduate School and “Transforming Teaching”

By Dave Reid The Harvard Graduate School of Education is working on a new initiative called “Transforming Teaching” with the goal of supporting high-quality teaching in a systematic and coherent way. The initiative recently released a white paper, arguing: (1) there is a lack of usable knowledge about good teaching and the knowledge that is… Read More »

Teacher Evaluation System in Michigan

Teacher Evaluation System in Michigan

By Adrienne Hu The Obama administration education policy agenda has focused on three big areas: 1) Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the aligned assessments, 2) turnaround for struggling schools, and 3) teacher evaluation systems. Despite the delay of the CCSS aligned assessment, the state of Michigan successfully extended its No Child Left Behind (NCLB)… Read More »