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October 30, 2014

Indianapolis Cancels Teacher-Led School Turnaround Contract

A turnaround strategy using cohorts of teacher-leaders won't be used in Indianapolis.

October 28, 2014

Report: Teacher-Leaders Need More Authority, Organizational Support

A new paper tries to inject specifics into the concept of teacher leadership, arguing that such positions need to invest teachers with significant authority within schools.

October 24, 2014

Charter With High Teacher Salaries Improved Achievement, Study Finds

A charter school that pays teachers more and offers weekly professional development posted big gains after four years, despite a rocky start, according to new research.

March 19, 2014

Report: As Teacher Demographics Change, Districts Must Prioritize Retention

To reduce the achievement gap, schools should pay attention to teacher retention, says new report.

February 13, 2014

Review Finds Few Impacts for Math Professional Development

A review of more than 600 math professional-development studies found just two detailing positive effects on students' math proficiency.

February 10, 2014

More Time for Teachers, or for Students? Utah Proposal Raises Debate

A Utah bill would allow districts to use up to eight day of class time for teacher professional development.

January 06, 2014

Time for a New Approach to Professional-Development Research?

That's the call from several scholars, and from an organization that thinks the Education Department needs to make the first move.

December 19, 2013

Drop in New National-Board Certifications Continues

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced this week that 4,117 teachers received certification from the group in 2013—down 17 percent from the previous year and more than 50 percent from 2008.

October 04, 2013

Teaching Profession Missing Key Structures, Expert Teachers Say

The teaching profession is missing some key structures that would help better support educators in their careers and prevent them from leaving their jobs, argue some of the nation's top teachers in a paper released today.

September 04, 2013

Seattle Teachers Approve Contract, Avert Strike

Details haven't been made public yet, but a leaked document indicates teachers' raises will be higher than they've been in five years.

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