Some $18 billion is spent annually on P.D., including on-the-job training, but teachers still find it lacking.
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December 22, 2014
December 03, 2014
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
A turnaround strategy using cohorts of teacher-leaders won't be used in Indianapolis.
October 28, 2014
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
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
To reduce the achievement gap, schools should pay attention to teacher retention, says new report.
February 13, 2014
A review of more than 600 math professional-development studies found just two detailing positive effects on students' math proficiency.
February 10, 2014
A Utah bill would allow districts to use up to eight day of class time for teacher professional development.
January 06, 2014
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
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced this week that 4,117 teachers received certification from the group in 2013down 17 percent from the previous year and more than 50 percent from 2008.