A new study finds that principals do differentiate their teachers’ performance, but formal personnel ratings don’t reflect this differentiation.
Teaching has been transformed into a performance-based profession that provides recognition, responsibility, collegiality, support, and significant compensation
A report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warns of problems with a federal program that forgives some student loans for people who take public service jobs.
When I observed classrooms and interviewed teachers and administrators, the thing that stood out was high-quality teaching practices, inspired and supported by effective school leadership.
Clashing rules and uncertain benefits for federal student-loan subsidies
Here are a few reasons why blended learning may not live up to its time-saving potential.
In some school systems, teachers can network and support each other in the effort to radically remake the classroom.
A review of “Language at the Speed of Sight” by Mark Seidenberg
In too many schools and systems, empowerment tends to feel like an empty phrase.
Federal data from NCES offers a potentially surprising revelation: Private school teachers have higher turnover rates than their public school counterparts, and it’s not particularly close.
Many teachers find themselves on a pathway to burnout, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
A large-scale reduction requires hiring massively more teachers, dipping deeper and deeper into the applicant pool.
Can professional development for teachers be personalized? Michael Horn joins EdNext editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss a new way of doing professional development. Teachers identify the skills they want to acquire, receive specialized training, and are certified as having these new competencies, receiving a micro-credential, something akin to a merit badge.
Can micro-credentials reboot professional development?
Rick Hess and a panel of expert teachers talk about how teachers can bust out of the “cage” of misguided policies, inattentive administrators, and inadequate funding.
Substitute teachers are almost always put in sink-or-swim situations. Parachute Teachers is trying to change the way substitutes work.
Teachers need resources like this to help them transition successfully to the student-centered learning practices that blended learning enables.
Collectively, states face $1.4 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities, and $500 billion of that is due to teacher pension debt.
Machines can’t imitate acts of heroic teaching, but with the help of performance-augmenting technologies, teachers will have an unprecedented ability to impact their students’ lives for the better.
The research on “what matters” when it comes to a child’s academic success has been clear for decades: more than anything else that a school can control, the classroom teacher matters most.
We can’t expect teachers to reach every single student effectively at scale without somehow reconfiguring teachers’ existing workloads.
The system is spending time and effort rating teachers using criteria that do not have a basis in research.
Here are my best arguments for why education advocates should invest their time and political capital in pensions, as opposed to everything else they might want to work on.
We may just be employing more teachers who fall into career stages with high turnover.