Too often in the edtech world, people claim technology would have impact if only we paid for professional development alongside it.
What do you get when you combine an experienced charter school leader with a new model that mixes multi-classroom leaders and blended learning in a high-need school?
The idea of encouraging experimentation in the education sector makes sense, but teacher prep is currently the Wild West of higher education.
With its rating of teacher prep programs, the National Council on Teacher Quality, has joined the “we know what works” chorus.
A new case study explains the steps taken to redesign four schools
The National Education Association has roughly 3 million members, but it is tough to come up with an exact number.
Those who fear that the emergence of technology will replace teachers have their worries misplaced.
We will not know much about teacher preparation effectiveness until we can link teacher training directly to student achievement.
Spiking of final average salary is one factor among many that contributes to the underfunding of defined benefit pension systems in Missouri and in other states.
I”ve long said that the Common Core strikes me as an intriguing effort that could do much good. The past couple weeks, I”ve been struck by how fragile the effort is starting to seem and how clumsily the Common Core”ites seem to be responding to challenges. In the spirit of public service, here”s some advice.
Without immediate action, the pension funding problem will grow worse and school districts will eventually get crushed—meaning tomorrow’s children will pay the price for yesterday’s adult irresponsibility. State lawmakers need to step up to the plate.
A new study by the National Council on Teacher Quality rates 1200 U.S. ed schools and generally finds them to be an "industry of mediocrity" that produces teachers who are poorly prepared to work in elementary and high-school classrooms.
There is no Common Core curriculum, radical or otherwise.
How — and how much — will online learning grow?
Does the progressive vision of schooling work to help poor children gain the skills and knowledge and confidence and connections that will allow them to climb the ladder into the middle class?
Why not enter the teaching profession by learning from the best, on the job, and getting paid for it?
The Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum, being piloted in elementary schools in New York City, gives students a broad base of background knowledge in addition to decoding skills.
Analyzing blended learning through the lens of disruptive innovation theory will help people anticipate and plan for its likely effects on the classrooms of today and schools of tomorrow.
Instead of hiring even more teachers or paying them more money, districts are devoting an increasing share of finite resources to employee benefits.
An interview with Tim Daly, President of TNTP
Will we still need teachers as digital learning rises?
All too often, products and services in the education market are not informed by what we know about learning.
Today’s blended models will likely fall short unless they include excellent teachers playing instructional and team leadership roles that maximize technology’s impact in tandem with their own.
I’m all but certain a number of states will take this report’s lessons to heart, and once again it will be said that TNTP influenced for the better our educator policies and practices.