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June 16, 2016

Louisiana Pushing Industry Externships for Teachers This Summer

Districts in Louisiana are paying teachers to swap their classrooms for factory floors and office cubicles this summer.

April 27, 2016

Mississippi Eyes National Board-Certified Talent for High-Needs Districts

Matching some of the most generous policies in the country, Mississippi will offer $10,000 annual stipends to National Board Certified Teachers willing to take on some of the state's toughest assignments.

April 04, 2016

Teacher Micro-Credentials: PD Revolution, or Just Electronic Flair?

Could bite-sized teacher learning projects help improve the PD infrastructure?

April 01, 2016

Arkansas Steps Up Coding Training for Teachers

After pledging to offer computer science courses in every school, Arkansas has rapidly trained hundreds of teachers to code.

March 23, 2016

Calif. Teachers, Administrators Disagree About How Well Common Core Is Going

On common-core implementation, 70 percent of district leaders said their district had made good or excellent progress toward Common Core implementation. But teachers say there's room for improvement.

February 23, 2016

Pairing Teachers Together Strategically Can Boost Student Performance, Study Says

Teacher collaboration on a specific skill area can boost a weaker teacher's performance, an experiment finds.

February 12, 2016

Could $1 Billion Make Teaching the Best Job in the World?

Teacher professional development and pay are tenets of a proposed $1 billion federal program, but Congress hasn't funded earlier iterations.

February 10, 2016

Teacher Evaluation Primed for Overhaul in D.C.

Among other things, the independent "master educator" observations will be eliminated.

February 01, 2016

Are Teachers Getting the Right Kind of Common-Core PD?

Teachers reported getting professional development on common-core topics, but not always focused on the areas they needed the most help on.

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.

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