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March 28, 2019

States' Standards for Teachers Don't Define Culturally Responsive Teaching, Study Argues

While all states incorporate some aspects of culturally responsive teaching within their professional standards, most fail to provide a description of the practice that is clear or comprehensive enough to support teachers in developing and strengthening those skills, a new study from New America finds.

March 12, 2019

Should Teachers Get Vouchers for Professional Learning? Trump Thinks So

President Donald Trump's proposed budget seeks to eliminate the $2 billion Title II program for professional development, while creating vouchers for teachers to use to take courses.

December 20, 2018

This State Is Reimagining How to Mentor Teachers in Alternative-Certification Programs

Eight Louisiana school systems are piloting an approach in which alternative-certification teacher candidates receive a full period of support from their mentor each day.

August 13, 2018

Outgoing New Teacher Center CEO: 'Teachers Are Not Born, They're Developed'

On the eve of her retirement from the New Teacher Center, Ellen Moir reflects on lessons learned in a decades-long career in teacher development.

July 31, 2018

Instructional Coaching Works, Says a New Analysis. But There's a Catch

Instructional coaching can improve both instruction and student achievement, but there are difficulties bringing these programs to scale, research shows.

April 05, 2018

New Teachers Report That They Feel Well-Prepared for Their Roles

The majority of public school teachers with five or fewer years experience said they felt ready to lead their classrooms in the first year on the job, according to a new report.

March 22, 2018

Embattled $2 Billion for Teacher PD Poised to Survive in Federal Budget

Congress' fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill preserves funding for the Title II program, which pays for teacher development.

February 13, 2018

What Works in Teacher Induction? The New Teacher Center Releases Its Standards

This is the first time that the New Teacher Center is releasing its standards to the public, instead of just its partner districts.

February 05, 2018

Here's How States Are Using Title II Funds to Strengthen the Teaching Profession

A new Center for American Progress report looks at how states are planning to use their Title II, Part A funds—money that could be at risk in Congress' final budget.

December 18, 2017

$250 Teacher Tax Deduction Here to Stay in Final GOP Bill

The final tax bill that's likely to get passed by both houses of Congress maintains the $250 tax deduction teachers can use for classroom supplies, and yet teachers' unions are finding that little consolation.

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