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50-State Database of Teacher Tenure or Continuing Contract Policies - 50-state database of teacher tenure or continuing contract policies: This 2014 database can be used to generate profiles of teacher tenure policies in individual states or to view 50-state reports. The database includes requirements in law for earning tenure and the circumstances under which tenure may be removed, as well as the primary criteria to be considered when teacher layoffs are deemed necessary. [Jennifer Thomsen, ECS, 2014) ...

From the ECS State Policy Database: Teaching Quality--Tenure or Continuing Contract - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Background Checks - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Teaching Quality--Reduction in Force - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Teaching Quality--Teacher Attitudes - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Teaching Quality--Teacher Rights - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

A closer look: Teacher evaluations and reduction-in-force policies - An increasing number of states are requiring teacher performance, as measured by evaluations, be considered when districts are conducting layoffs or reductions in force, according to a 50-state policy review by the Education Commission of the States. (Jennifer Thomsen, ECS, May 2014)...

A closer look: Teacher evaluations and tenure decisions - Teacher performance, as measured by evaluations, is increasingly being considered by states in employment decisions, including the awarding of tenure – and the removal of that status, according to a 50-state policy review by the Education Commission of the States. (Jennifer Thomsen, ECS, May 2014)...

Teacher performance plays growing role in employment decisions - An increasing number of states are mandating teacher performance be considered in educator employment decisions, including layoffs and dismissals, according to a 50-state policy review of teacher tenure laws. (Jennifer Thomsen, ECS, May 2014)...

California's Beginning Teachers: The Bumpy Path to a Profession - This study addresses education policies that affect beginning teachers in California—induction, clear credentialing, evaluation, and tenure. During the 1990s and early 2000s, California policymakers developed a set of policies designed to support beginning teachers, increase their effectiveness, and reduce their attrition. Landmark legislation (AB 2042) in 1998 remade the credentialing system and established the nation’s first mandatory new teacher induction program. Policies on teacher evaluation and tenure had been established earlier. How beginning teachers experience these policies is the focus of this study. (Julia E. Koppich and Daniel C. Humphrey, SRI, May 2013)...

Focus on Teacher Reform Legislation in SREB States: Tenure, Dismissal and Performance Pay Policies - This report highlights changes that SREB states made to teacher tenure, dismissal and performance pay policies in the last few years. (SREB, Nov 2011)...


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