By answering four questions, school districts can keep their professional development focused on what matters most -- authentic learning.

We need to look more closely at studies that reveal the ineffectiveness of particular professional development programs.

We need to highlight examples of professional learning's impact on school performance and student achievement.

Teacher leaders carry significant responsibility for school improvement, teaching quality, and student learning.

The president made an important statement about professional learning at the National Teacher of the Year ceremony.

The challenges we face in schools require the skills, expertise and leadership of our nation's teachers.

States are expected to hold professional development providers accountable for their results. How do they do that?

Transforming professional learning goes far beyond making cosmetic changes.

How principals and external experts can work together to create powerful professional learning.

Boston Public Schools' Turnaround Teacher Teams initiative models one of Learning Forward's core principles: expertise.

The opinions expressed in Learning Forward's PD Watch are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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