Colorado has done the right thing in making the teaching profession at least somewhat contingent on performance. The state should create a retirement system that matches that expectation.
The fragmented teacher labor market has implications for how we think about improving teacher preparation, not to mention how school districts go about hiring new teachers.
The shift from a veteran-dominated profession to one more heavily tilted toward newcomers implications for calculating average teacher salaries.
Advocates of today’s defined benefit teacher pension plans claim that these plans encourage workers to stick around and devote their lives to the profession, but there’s not much evidence that this is the case.
Traditional pension benefits aren’t portable. When a teacher moves to a new state, her previous service years don’t automatically rollover for free. Instead, she starts back at zero.
The new generation of teacher evaluations have the potential to strengthen instruction, make teaching more attractive work, and raise student achievement on a wide scale—if states and school districts stay the course on reform.
A new study looks at teacher evaluation results in 19 states that have adopted new evaluation systems since 2009.
Today’s research reinforces Coleman’s findings
How much do we know about a teacher before they enter the classroom? What about after they’ve been teaching a few years? Is any of this information strong enough to act on?
She could learn about his work linking value-added measurement (VAM) scores of teachers to their students’ long-term life outcomes
A coalition of 40 education groups is launching a campaign called TeachStrong aimed at “modernizing and elevating” the teaching profession, reports Lyndsey Layton in the Washington Post.
If the Obama Administration Wants Fewer Tests, It Will Have to Give Up On Test-Based Teacher Evaluations
Either you can reduce testing, or you can continue to demand test-based teacher evaluations in all subjects. It’s one or the other.
Two dozen deans of education schools have come together to embrace empirical validation of teacher preparation methods and accountability for student learning.
What TNTP’s report “The Mirage” gets wrong on teacher development
The root of the problem is our collective failure to even try to measure the impact professional development has on teacher performance in the first place.
Teachers suffer from low salaries while they work in exchange for the promise of better retirement savings when they leave, but for most teachers, that promise never becomes a reality.
… the results of teacher evaluations are used to give teachers better on-the-job training and meaningful opportunities for advancement.
Teachers are much more likely to move within a state than to cross state lines.
What should we take away from News Corp.’s recent announcement that it is writing off losses stemming from its digital education wing Amplify?
We put teachers in a tough spot, asking them to motivate their students to excel at learning and also asking them to give their students grades.
A new study looks at which teachers in Charlotte, North Carolina were laid off when principals had to reduce their teaching staffs due to budget shortfalls.
A new study finds that when recessions hit, both men and women are less likely to want to become teachers and instead turn to fields like accounting and engineering.
TNTP’s new report The Mirage is appropriately gloomy on the overall state of professional learning nationwide, but change is already happening in some places.
The judge’s ruling is a tough blow for the city’s finances and could worsen the situation for new and future workers, including teachers.
A new study finds that teachers hired during recession periods are more effective in math than teachers who are hired in more secure times because stronger applicants apply for teaching jobs when the economy is not doing well.