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October 28, 2015

Vicki Phillips, Outgoing K-12 Director at Gates, Reflects on Her Tenure, Priorities

Phillips' next move is unclear, but it's likely to be somewhere in the K-12 education world.

October 05, 2015

TFA, NWP, Board Certification, and KIPP Among Winners of Federal Teacher Grant

A host of familiar names are among the winners of a more than $50 million competitive-grant program focusing on teacher professional development.

August 20, 2015

TES Global Opens Lesson-Sharing Marketplace to U.S. Teachers

The new site,, will allow U.S. educators to share and sell resources they create, through an online forum.

August 04, 2015

Is PD Behind Teacher Improvement? Maybe Not, Analysis Cautions

A study of three districts by a training and advocacy group failed to find a pattern linking teachers who improved and the type of professional development they received.

April 07, 2015

Idaho Lawmakers Pass Budget Funding Teacher 'Career-Ladder' Program

Lawmakers in Idaho passed a seven-part public school budget on Monday without debate and with only a handful of opposing votes, increasing overall school funding in the state by 7.4 percent and setting the stage for higher teacher salaries.

December 22, 2014

Report: 'Job Embedded' Professional Development Often Found Lacking

Some $18 billion is spent annually on P.D., including on-the-job training, but teachers still find it lacking.

December 03, 2014

Calif. Union, Teachers Will Take Lead on Common-Core P.D.

A new initiative by the state teachers' union, board-certified teachers, and a Stanford group seeks to improve school-based professional development on the new standards.

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.

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