News Tag: Teacher Effectiveness

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

At Detroit meeting, Deborah Ball offers update of Council for Educator Effectiveness progress

Tags: ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher education initiative, teacher effectiveness

The council will report to the legislature on April 30 on its work developing state evaluations tools for teachers and school administrators and on instruments to assess student growth.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Deborah Ball affirms goal of council is for "every kid in Michigan to have skilled teaching all of the time"

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, educational studies, k-12, policy, teacher education, teacher effectiveness

She says Michigan has an opportunity to provide national models of good student assessment and teacher evaluation tools.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Matthew Ronfeldt's research shows positive effects of placing student teachers in better-functioning schools

Tags: digital signage, k-12, ronfeldt, teacher education, teacher effectiveness

Training in a high-functioning school is linked to lengthier teacher retention and higher student achievement, even when the teachers go on to teach in difficult-to-staff schools.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Brian Jacob's research on organizing schools to improve student achievement featured on the Education News blog

Tags: digital signage, jacob, k-12, policy, secondary education, teacher effectiveness, teaching and learning

Later secondary school start-times, K-8 schools, and reducing teachers' switching of grades found to have significant effects on student performance.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Deborah Ball on teacher education at Secretary of Education's announcement of new teacher education reform plan (with video)

Tags: assessment, ball, digital signage, policy, teacher education, teacher effectiveness, teacher quality

Ball was invited by the Sect'y of Education to sit on an expert panel discussing teacher education. Links to video of the announcement and discussion are available on our website:

Friday, September 23, 2011

Deborah Ball appointed to MI Governor's Council on Educator Effectiveness

Tags: ball, digital signage, k-12, policy, teacher education initiative, teacher effectiveness

The council was created to provide tools that improve teacher effectiveness and is to issue recommendations next April.

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