Are Maryland Teachers Leaving Because of the Common Core or New Teacher Evaluation Requirements? Probably Not.
There are a number of factors that may affect teacher retention in any given year. We should be wary about trying to pin down any one reason.
Instead of hiring more teachers or paying them more money, districts are devoting an increasing share of finite resources to employee benefits.
In the median state, teachers must wait 24 years before their pension is finally worth more than their own contributions.
As more and more schools adopt blended learning in the years to come, the nature of teaching is going to change.
There are flaws in new teacher evaluation systems that need correcting.
Redesigning jobs to extend the reach of excellent teachers to more students by having them work in collaborative teams will bring benefits to teachers, students, and the state as a whole.
Faced with a budget crisis, Illinois offered teachers a generous early retirement package. Large numbers of older, more experienced teachers took the offer, Here’s what happened next.
The main reason personalized learning is needed is that each student learns at a different pace and each student’s pace tends to vary based on the subject or even concept one is learning.
“Course choice’ policies give K–12 students the option of taking courses from a range of providers, often but not always online, and public dollars follow students to the chosen course.
In the preschool realm, the U.S. Department of Education has it outsourced the number-gathering to a prominent interest group in the field and it has allowed that interest group to add its own spin.
A researcher and a skeptic engage in a candid discussion of what happens when value-added analysis is used to evaluate teachers.
Teachers are expected to be all things to (almost) all youngsters, but most acknowledge that, while technology and small classes surely help, they do not feel like they’re differentiating all that well.
Teachers need leaders willing to have courageous conversations about how to modernize and improve retirement security for all of our nation’s teachers.
What is the NCAA objecting to that California, land of input-based regulation for schools, isn’t?
High mobility rates and a 10-year service requirement for teachers to qualify ensure that less than half of Michigan’s new teachers will remain long enough to earn a pension
As online learning marches upmarket, we can’t ignore the basic unmet infrastructure needs inside the vast majority of America’s school buildings.
New York’s small schools have produced powerful results for students—many of whom fall squarely within the cohort of the “underprepared.”
What should we do with these students while they are in high school? What education offerings would benefit them the most?
The ambitious program could fund the development of truly disruptive models for educating students in a manner that is tightly connected to workforce opportunities.
Teachers should insist that all forms of compensation—including retirement benefits—are paid for upfront and that benefit promises are matched by real contributions.
Abundant research supports content-oriented curricula in the “softer” subjects of English Language Arts and social studies/history.
For the average full-career state worker, traditional defined benefit plans are working quite well.
What does it take for charters to achieve success with kids who have disabilities? Something not so different from what works with low-income kids.
When we talk educational technology, there’s far too much excited talk about big purchases of tablets or assessment systems and far too little about just what educators and students are supposed to actually do with these.