Rocketship Education Brings Tech Closer to Teachers

Rocketship leaders will fix a disconnect they see between what happens in the online learning lab and the classroom, to give teachers more control over the students’ digital learning and further individualize the teaching.

New Charter Empowers Excellent Teachers for Strong Results

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?

A Response to Jay Greene

The idea of encouraging experimentation in the education sector makes sense, but teacher prep is currently the Wild West of higher education.

NCTQ Doesn’t Know What Works

With its rating of teacher prep programs, the National Council on Teacher Quality, has joined the “we know what works” chorus.

Charlotte’s Project L.I.F.T. Creates New Teaching Roles for More Pay

A new case study explains the steps taken to redesign four schools

Behind the Headline: Understanding NEA’s Current Membership Numbers

The National Education Association has roughly 3 million members, but it is tough to come up with an exact number.

To Lower Costs, Don’t Expect Professors to Lower Salaries

Those who fear that the emergence of technology will replace teachers have their worries misplaced.

A Reply to NCTQ’s Defense of its Rating System

We will not know much about teacher preparation effectiveness until we can link teacher training directly to student achievement.

Outcomes—the Holy Grail of Teacher Prep Evaluation?

NCTQ is an organization that garners pushback for our advocacy that teachers’ outcomes data should be considered in teacher evaluations, compensation and promotions, so it’s almost refreshing to find ourselves seemingly on the other side of things when it comes to measuring the impact of teacher preparation.

By Guest Bloggers Kate Walsh and Julie Greenberg    Blog, Editorial, Teachers and Teaching  

Salary Spiking Boosts Pensions, but Cripples Taxpayers

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.

The Big Squeeze

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.

Behind the Headline: Teacher Training's Low Grade

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.

Paid Student Teachers Enable Higher Teacher-Leader Pay

Why not enter the teaching profession by learning from the best, on the job, and getting paid for it?

Teacher Benefits Are Eating Away at Salaries

Instead of hiring even more teachers or paying them more money, districts are devoting an increasing share of finite resources to employee benefits.

By the Company It Keeps: Tim Daly

An interview with Tim Daly, President of TNTP

A Better Blend: Combine Digital Instruction with Great Teaching

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.

One Giant Leap for Teacher Development

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.

Trial by Format

The fine art of not teaching

Is it ever possible to prove that all pupils have learned in a given hour what the teacher set out to teach?

There Are Ineffective Teachers (and Principals, Superintendents, Librarians, Janitors, etc.)

If an employer can’t differentiate between their employees, they’re likely to treat them all as interchangeable widgets when it comes time to decide on how to help them improve, how much to pay them, or which ones should be retained.

By Guest Blogger    Blog, Editorial, Teachers and Teaching  

What We’re Watching: Paying Teachers More, Within Budget

How extending the reach of excellent teachers can help teachers and kids.

By Education Next    Multimedia, Teachers and Teaching, Video  

Behind the Headline: Teacher Absenteeism Puts Students at a Loss

New data from the U.S. Department of Education suggest that teacher absenteeism is becoming a serious problem, with about one in three teachers missing more than 10 days of school each year.

The Unheralded Virtues of Grown-Up Policymaking, New Jersey-style

How New Jersey has tried to bridge the gap between policy and practice on teacher evaluations.

Why Educators’ Wages Must Be Revamped Now

Some districts are spending more than they need to spend, based on what other districts show is possible.

No Substitute for a Teacher

Adults’ absences shortchange students

The average child has substitute teachers for more than six months of his school career

Grammarians in Hoodies

High school students take up the charge

Sloppy English usage may seem like a modern problem, but the laxness that has led to this moment in grammar’s history bears a strong resemblance to the atmosphere in early-18th-century England.

By Elise Hahl    Features, Homepage, Journal, Teachers and Teaching  
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