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.
Can we work together to change policies and systems to support giving every student access to excellent teaching, and giving every teacher outstanding career opportunities without being forced up and out of the classroom?
Because of post-recession pension cuts, new teachers in Chicago were placed in a less-generous plan and will face negative net benefits for their first two decades of service.
North Carolina has a new “Educator Quality Dashboard” with some fascinating data on teacher preparation in the state.
Is it possible to integrate human-graded assessments into online learning software?
Data suggest that some states should be investing much more heavily in teacher recruitment and retention efforts.
The use of teacher-collected video in classroom observations did seem to improve the classroom observation process.
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.
For most teachers, a pension won’t lead to a cushy retirement.
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.
Higher pay is one currency, but hope is just as powerful for attracting great educators to serve in the schools that need them most.
Leaders from the charter sector have founded three innovative teacher education programs.
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).