Teacher Effectiveness http://wesa.fm en Report: Pittsburgh Strong On Teacher Evaluations, But Changes Needed http://wesa.fm/post/report-pittsburgh-strong-teacher-evaluations-changes-needed <p>The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released a <a href="http://www.nctq.org/dmsStage/Pittsburgh">report</a> stating Pittsburgh has come a long way in terms of measuring effective teachers and compensating educators.</p><p>But the report also states more needs to be done, including making sure the Pittsburgh Public School District ensures every school has effective teachers.</p><p>“One of the things we did notice was that it has not been successful at persuading some of the better teachers to go work in some of the toughest schools,” said NCTQ CEO Kate Walsh.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:42:16 +0000 Deanna Garcia 29699 at http://wesa.fm PA Receives 'C-' In Teacher Effectiveness Policies http://wesa.fm/post/pa-receives-c-teacher-effectiveness-policies <p>A “C-” typically isn’t a grade you’d run home to put on the fridge, but Pennsylvania is doing just that.</p><p>The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) Thursday released its seventh annual report on teacher effectiveness policies, and Pennsylvania made the jump from a “D+” to a “C-.”</p><p>The “State Teacher Policy Yearbook” measures effectiveness in delivering well-prepared teachers; expanding the teacher pool; identifying effective teachers; retaining effective teachers; and dismissing ineffective teachers.</p><p>The average grade across all 50 states is a “C-.”</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:57:17 +0000 Michael Lynch 23682 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Faith Leaders Throw Support, Prayers Behind Effective Teacher Efforts http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-faith-leaders-throw-support-prayers-behind-effective-teacher-efforts <p>A new coalition of Pittsburgh faith leaders is adding their voice to the issue of education.</p><p>Through the nationwide Shepherding the Next Generation program, the group aims to support teachers and ensure all educators are effective and encourage Pittsburgh Public Schools to continue its push to hire and retain highly effective teachers. The group also released a report that highlights the importance of skilled educators.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:05:55 +0000 Deanna Garcia 14071 at http://wesa.fm