4/25/2006

Teacher Hiring Policies

Teacher Quality is a phrase everyone is talking about, but have we REALLY been able to decide what highly qualified means, in the classroom? Nope --not even today, as the National Teacher of the Year is being announced.

National Title Goes to MD Teacher Washington Post
The choice of Kimberly Oliver, the first educator from Maryland to win the national honor, marks the second year that a Washington-area teacher has won the competition.

A little attention to hiring teachers goes a long way Providence Journal
Policy is a boring topic until you realize how much bad policies can hamper progress, waste money, and encourage mediocrity of worse.

Hiring, keeping good teachers a challenge
The News Journal
But do tests, degrees and certification -- or being highly qualified, according to the federal criteria -- necessarily make a teacher good?


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