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April 2014
State Policies 2013 State Teacher Policy Yearbook National Council on Teacher Quality, January 2014 The National Council on Teacher Quality offers its annual analysis of every state policy that affects teaching. In 2013, states averaged C- for their teacher policies. Florida, with a B+, earned the highest overall teacher policy grade; Montana, with an F, was lowest. Among the report’s key findings: Teacher effectiveness is increasingly being factored into personnel decisions; there has been much less action on policies aimed at recruiting and retaining the best teachers; and states need to do a better job of providing flexible pathways into teaching. Performance Evaluation Using Teacher Evaluation Data to Inform Professional Learning Center on Great Teachers & Leaders, January 2014 This professional learning module is designed as

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