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ERIC Number: EJ969999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Finding the Perfect Fit
O'Donovan, Eamonn
District Administration, v48 n1 p22-27 Jan 2012
From the outset, President Obama placed teacher quality at the center of his Education Plan. The president and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have focused on teacher evaluation as the means of securing the best teachers for American students. This is evident from the push to use student achievement data in teacher evaluation in Race to the Top incentives and waivers to states from some of the punitive measures of No Child Left Behind. Some argue that teacher selection is even more important than teacher evaluation in placing the best teachers in the classroom. Some site administrators are consistently excellent in choosing teachers for their schools. Those who pick well often do so from a clear understanding of what they are looking for and from a commitment to finding that in candidates. Others are not so good at this. Some administrators have blind spots when it comes to hiring and may make repeated mistakes in selecting teachers. In this article, the author discusses how administrators are using different approaches for hiring teachers. (Contains 7 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Nevada; Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top