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New Teachers - Education Week

Fri, 2017-07-21 10:02
Retired teachers who mentored new educators showed promise in improving math instruction, according to a new randomized controlled trial.

Research Group Names Top Districts For Teachers - Education Week

Fri, 2017-07-21 10:02
The National Council on Teacher Quality has, for the first time, named what it considers to be the best districts for recruiting, supporting, and training great teachers.

School Climate - Education Week

Wed, 2017-07-19 04:52
The professional climate of a school can create a "vicious cycle" of burnout and attrition among young teachers, says a new study in the journal Teaching and Teacher Education.

Spotlight on Professional Development - Education Week

Sat, 2017-07-15 03:16
Educators are combining time-tested strategies with new approaches to get the most out of literacy instruction in schools. In this Spotlight, learn how invented spelling can produce better readers, how teachers are using social media to connect students with authors, and how to teach revision in the writing process.

Spotlight on Classroom Management - Education Week

Sat, 2017-07-15 03:16
As schools integrate digital tools into the classroom, educators are finding new ways to customize lessons for students. In this Spotlight, see how educators are evaluating growing curriculum choices, consider the potential and drawbacks of algorithm-driven playlists, and learn how districts can deploy a high-quality digital curriculum.

Principals Are Loath to Give Teachers Bad Ratings - Education Week

Fri, 2017-07-14 04:08
Despite efforts in many states to toughen teacher evaluations, two new studies show that principals rarely give harsh ratings.

Expert Finds New Mexico Teacher Evaluations Toughest in U.S. - Education Week

Tue, 2017-07-11 05:28
A national publication and an expert found that teacher evaluations in New Mexico are among the toughest in the U.S., as they put a large amount of weight on student test scores on teachers.

Exploring the Value of Good Teachers - Education Week

Mon, 2017-06-19 20:27
An statistical analysis by economists at Harvard and Columbia universities finds that having a high-quality teacher for even one year can have a measurable long-term impact on students' career outcomes.

Marzano on Developing Teachers - Education Week

Mon, 2017-06-19 20:27
The prolific and well-known education researcher Robert J. Marzano recently discussed how administrators can help mold effective teachers.

Professional Development Goes for a Walk - Education Week

Mon, 2017-06-19 20:27
Teachers and administrators extol the virtues of "learning walks," in which groups of teachers visit other classrooms to learn best practices from their peers.

Federal Teacher-Quality Efforts Not Coordinated, GAO Says - Teacher Beat - Education Week

Mon, 2017-06-19 20:27
The Education Department administers more than 50 programs that provide money to improve teacher quality, and many have never or rarely been evaluated.

States' Pre-K Access, Funding Tick Upward, While Quality Varies - Education Week

Wed, 2017-06-07 03:53
The latest report from the National Institute for Early Education Research says states' preschool spending has returned to pre-Recession levels amid a slight enrollment increase.

Teachers - Education Week

Mon, 2017-06-05 09:05
Many new teachers will contribute a portion of their pay to pension plans that will be worth less upon retirement than what the teachers contributed while they were in the classroom, according to a new report by the Washington-based think tank, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

States Struggle to Define 'Ineffective Teachers' Under ESSA - Education Week

Wed, 2017-05-31 06:57
The Every Student Succeeds Act has reignited battles over how to determine which teachers fall short and whether state or local leaders should make those decisions.

Here’s What Works for Teacher Accountability - Education Week

Sat, 2017-05-20 07:34
Professional accountability in education merits more attention, write Mathematica’s Brian Gill and Harvard Kennedy School’s Jennifer Lerner.

Teacher Preparation - Education Week

Wed, 2017-05-17 03:41
Too many teacher-preparation programs are doing a poor job of covering content that future science and social studies teachers need to master, according to a new report.

Spotlight on Redefining Student Success - Education Week

Fri, 2017-05-12 03:45
Schools and districts are developing holistic approaches to get a more complete picture of student success. In this Spotlight, see how growth mindsets are factoring into student achievement, how states and districts are gathering data for new school-quality indicators, and how educators can better prepare students for college and careers.

Spotlight on Student Engagement - Education Week

Fri, 2017-05-12 03:45
As schools work to create engaging classrooms, educators are giving students opportunities to shape their own learning. In this Spotlight, see how absenteeism poses a challenge for schools, how students are developing measures of social-emotional skills, and how teachers can foster authentic student engagement.

Boston Charter Educator Named National Teacher of the Year - Education Week

Fri, 2017-05-12 02:13
Sydney Chaffee, a 9th grade humanities teacher at a small Boston charter school, has been named the 2017 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Teachers Customize Professional Development Through Microcredentials - Education Week

Fri, 2017-05-12 02:13
Teachers see the value of showing their mastery of individual skills, but questions remain about the quality and rigor of microcredential programs.


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