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Dallas teachers participate in improvement project

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Teachers with the Dallas Independent School District have the opportunity to learn how to become better educators.

They're taking part in a three-year study called the Measure of Effective Teaching Project or MET. It's funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and will include 3,000 teachers in six school districts around the country.

More than 300 Dallas teachers from 22 middle schools will allow their lessons and teaching methods to be videotaped eight times during the school year. A combination of the classroom observations, student surveys and student achievement gains will be used to identify best practices.

"Teachers have always wanted better feedback, and the MET project has highlighted tools like student surveys and observations that can allow teachers to take control of their own development. The combination of those measures and student growth data creates actionable information that teachers can trust," said Vicki Phillips, a spokeswoman.

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