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.
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.