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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.

Connecticut, New Mexico Relax Use of Test Scores in Teacher Reviews - Education Week

Fri, 2017-05-12 02:13
Connecticut's state school board voted last week to prohibit the use of students' standardized-test scores in evaluating a teacher's job performance.

Merit Pay - Education Week

Fri, 2017-05-12 02:13
Teacher participation in a merit-pay program led to the equivalent of four extra weeks of student learning, according to a new analysis of 44 studies of incentive-pay initiatives in the United States and abroad.

More Teachers Seek National Certification - Education Week

Tue, 2017-05-09 06:15
As it revises its certification process, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards says it's seeing an uptick in applicants.

Ind. Performance-Pay Plan Benefits Well-to-Do Districts - Education Week

Tue, 2017-05-09 06:15
Teachers in some of Indiana's wealthiest school districts will get the largest share of $40 million in performance pay that the state made available this year for high-performing educators, with urban districts seeing much less.

Teacher-Prep Slow to Embrace Social-Emotional Learning - Education Week

Mon, 2017-04-10 19:53
As SEL gains traction in schools, teacher-preparation programs and states' certification requirements need to catch up, advocates say.

In Defense of Teacher-Evaluation Reform - Education Week

Mon, 2017-04-10 19:53
Teacher-evaluation and tenure-reform laws have great potential, but transformative change takes time, says Scott Laband.

Educators Oppose Trump Plan to Scrap Teacher-Support Program - Education Week

Mon, 2017-04-10 19:53
Elimination of $2.3 billion in Title II grants to districts under the Trump administration's proposed budget could hamper ESSA implementation, program supporters say.

How We Got Colorado's Teacher-Evaluation Reform Wrong - Education Week

Mon, 2017-04-10 19:53
Colorado’s new teacher-evaluation laws relied on partial data, had few supporters, and created unnecessary bureaucracy, writes CEO of A+ Colorado Van Schoales.

17 Teacher-Prep. Programs Meet 'Tougher' Standards - Education Week

Wed, 2017-04-05 12:37
Seventeen of 21 programs fully passed the first major test of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation's new accreditation standards.

Research Group Names Top Districts For Teachers - Education Week

Fri, 2017-03-31 06:04
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.

New Teachers - Education Week

Fri, 2017-03-31 06:04
Retired teachers who mentored new educators showed promise in improving math instruction, according to a new randomized controlled trial.

Teachers - Education Week

Fri, 2017-03-31 06:04
The Louisiana legislature's move to weaken teacher tenure in 2012 led to the loss of up to 1,700 public school teachers over the next two years, according to a study by the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University.

School Schedules - Education Week

Fri, 2017-03-31 06:04
Much of a teacher's day is devoted to instruction, with precious little time set aside for collaborating with colleagues, planning lessons, or reflecting on practice, says a report from the Center for American Progress.

Schools Are Falling Short for Many English-Learners - Education Week

Thu, 2017-03-30 05:21
In a National Academies report on the state of education for ELLs, one theme is consistent: public schools need more resources and research.

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