The Key to Rigorous Online Assessments

Is it possible to integrate human-graded assessments into online learning software?

Teacher Experience Levels Vary By State

Data suggest that some states should be investing much more heavily in teacher recruitment and retention efforts.

Using Video to Make Classroom Observations More Fair, More Helpful, and Less Burdensome

The use of teacher-collected video in classroom observations did seem to improve the classroom observation process.

Illinois Pension Reform Law Unconstitutional. What’s Next?

Court tells the state it can’t cut benefits for existing workers, so new and future workers will have to bear the full brunt of cuts.

Not All Pensions Are Equal

For most teachers, a pension won’t lead to a cushy retirement.

Teacher Retention and the Economy: An Example from Colorado

Big trends in the economy like unemployment rates and wages have at least as big an impact on teacher mobility as specific education policy changes.

High-Poverty Schools With No Trouble Attracting Great Teachers

Higher pay is one currency, but hope is just as powerful for attracting great educators to serve in the schools that need them most.

Fixing Teacher Education

Leaders from the charter sector have founded three innovative teacher education programs.

Eight Ways Teachers Can Maximize Their Pensions

If you read this list and think it doesn’t quite square with why you went into teaching, your pension plan may not be working in your best interests (or the best interest of schools and students).

What “The Cage-Busting Teacher” Means For School Reformers

Four ways for policymakers and reformers to create the conditions whereby cage-busting teachers can thrive

Why Can’t Politicians Get Out of Schooling?

The reason education policy today feels more invasive is because policymakers have been convinced that the old rules and regulations weren’t getting the job done.

We’re All Art Teachers

Don’t try to quantify its worth

Don’t try to quantify its worth

Education without Representation

As the diversity of students in our schools continues to grow, the arguments for policies meant to improve representation among teachers have more and more evidence to support them.

The Magic Pension Year

Teachers who perform well and want to teach beyond the prescribed plan retirement age shouldn’t be punished

Behind the Headline: Study: Teach For America’s Scale-Up Didn’t Harm Quality

An experimental study conducted by Mathematica has determined that new teachers who joined Teach for America during a period earlier this decade when the organization was rapidly expanding performed at a level similar to that of the teachers already working in the schools where they were assigned.

Creating A Sea Change To Improve Teacher Impact

We can provide more students with the teachers they need by leveraging online learning.

Behind the Headline: How to Ensure and Improve Teacher Quality

The New York Times’ Room for Debate page focuses on teacher quality this week.

Behind the Headline: Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Eric Westervelt of nprED looks into why enrollment in teacher training programs seems to be dropping in many states.

Doug Lemov Reveals His Secrets

Doug Lemov’s work identifying what “champion” teachers do has been nothing short of transformational.

What We’re Listening To: Freakonomics Radio on America’s Education Problem

How much of the problem lies in our teaching, and what’s to be done about it?

Teachers Are Mobile and Need Portable Retirement Benefits

The median U.S. worker has less than five years of experience at his or her current job and teachers are no exception.

Behind the Headline: Teach For America Facing Recruitment Challenges

Teach for America has notified its partner districts that it is on track to train a smaller corps of teachers this year, possibly falling short of demand for its teachers by 25 percent.

Pension Theory Versus Pension Reality

In the fantasy world that the National Institute on Retirement Security has created, state pension plans do a bang-up job of delivering benefits to workers. That’s just not the reality of the world we live in.

Ed Next Book Club: Dana Goldstein on The Teacher Wars

Mike Petrilli interviews Dana Goldstein about her new book on teachers.

Implementing Teacher Evaluation in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Education has produced a report on the status of its new teacher evaluation efforts.

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