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).
Four ways for policymakers and reformers to create the conditions whereby cage-busting teachers can thrive
The reason education policy today feels more invasive is because policymakers have been convinced that the old rules and regulations weren’t getting the job done.
Don’t try to quantify its worth
As the diversity of students in our schools continues to grow, the arguments for policies meant to improve representation among teachers have more and more evidence to support them.
Teachers who perform well and want to teach beyond the prescribed plan retirement age shouldn’t be punished
An experimental study conducted by Mathematica has determined that new teachers who joined Teach for America during a period earlier this decade when the organization was rapidly expanding performed at a level similar to that of the teachers already working in the schools where they were assigned.
We can provide more students with the teachers they need by leveraging online learning.
The New York Times’ Room for Debate page focuses on teacher quality this week.
Eric Westervelt of nprED looks into why enrollment in teacher training programs seems to be dropping in many states.
Doug Lemov’s work identifying what “champion” teachers do has been nothing short of transformational.
How much of the problem lies in our teaching, and what’s to be done about it?
Teach for America has notified its partner districts that it is on track to train a smaller corps of teachers this year, possibly falling short of demand for its teachers by 25 percent.