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?
The idea of encouraging experimentation in the education sector makes sense, but teacher prep is currently the Wild West of higher education.
With its rating of teacher prep programs, the National Council on Teacher Quality, has joined the “we know what works” chorus.
A new case study explains the steps taken to redesign four schools
The National Education Association has roughly 3 million members, but it is tough to come up with an exact number.
Those who fear that the emergence of technology will replace teachers have their worries misplaced.
We will not know much about teacher preparation effectiveness until we can link teacher training directly to student achievement.
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.
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.
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.
Why not enter the teaching profession by learning from the best, on the job, and getting paid for it?
Instead of hiring even more teachers or paying them more money, districts are devoting an increasing share of finite resources to employee benefits.
An interview with Tim Daly, President of TNTP
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.
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.
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?
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.
How extending the reach of excellent teachers can help teachers and kids.
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.
How New Jersey has tried to bridge the gap between policy and practice on teacher evaluations.
Some districts are spending more than they need to spend, based on what other districts show is possible.
Adults’ absences shortchange students
The average child has substitute teachers for more than six months of his school career
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.
Private-sector employers pay much less
Insurance costs for teachers are 26 percent higher than they are for private-sector professionals