For more than a decade, NC has been experiencing a shrinking teacher pipeline and a teacher shortage. The teacher pipeline refers to the interconnected system that extends from recruiting individuals into the profession, developing them as teachers, and retaining them through retirement. To have a robust teacher pipeline, teaching in NC needs to be an attractive […]
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The Red4Ed Teacher Forum features educators sharing their “behind the scenes” insights, including how education policy really impacts the classroom.
Since the implementation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) there has been more testing and greater consequences for poor results. Despite these efforts to close the achievement gap, Linda Darling-Hammond notes that “U.S. performance on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) declined in every subject area between 2000 and 2012—the years in which these […]
New research discovers a bias in teacher-evaluation methods. “School principals—when conducting classroom observations—appear to give some teachers an unfair boost based on the students they’re assigned to teach, rather than judging them solely on their instructional savvy.” The best marks were often given to teachers with high-performing students, while teachers whose students were struggling academically […]