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October 23, 2014

What Do Teacher Pensions and Marshmallows for Kids Have in Common?

How are teacher pension decisions and toddler marshmallow-eating habits alike? Both may depend on trust.

October 07, 2014

Does a Teacher's ELL Specialty Trump Overall Value-Added Effectiveness?

If you are trying to improve math and reading for English-language learners, look for great teachers overall, not just ELL teachers.

June 10, 2014

NCLB Not So Negative for Teachers, Study Says

A new study finds that NCLB has had a limited influence on teachers' perceptions of their jobs.

March 10, 2014

Study Links Teacher 'Grit' with Effectiveness, Retention

Novice teachers with persistence or "grit" are more likely to be effective and less likely to quit midyear, according to a new study.

February 28, 2014

For Teacher Job Applicants, Study Finds It's All About Location, Location, Location

A pair of studies on teacher job searches find that teachers' perceptions of neighborhood and district locations guide their decisions during job searches.

November 25, 2013

Gates Teacher Study Opens Video Library to Researchers

Video and other materials from the Gates-funded Measures of Effective Teaching study will be opened to researchers for additional studies next year.

November 18, 2013

Teacher Prep. Evaluation Depends on Better Longitudinal Data, Studies Find

As teacher preparation programs come under increasing pressure to track the effectiveness of their graduates, a new report by the Data Quality Campaign finds that fewer than half of states provide annual data on teacher performance to colleges of education.

July 18, 2012

New Teacher Placement, Retention Can Exacerbate Achievement Gaps

Novice teachers disproportionately get assigned lower-performing students, and districts often do not work to retain the most effective newcomers, according to new analyses by Harvard University's Strategic Data Project.

April 15, 2012

Studies Give Nuanced Look at Teacher Effectiveness

The most and least effective teachers aren't that far apart in standard teacher competency tests, but the massive Measures of Effective Teaching Project is finding that differences are in the details of classroom practice—and the students can help spot them.

August 02, 2011

States Struggle With Linking Teacher-Student Data

States are working to make teacher-student data links more meaningful to teachers.

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