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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.

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.

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