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November 11, 2015

Research Group Latest to Caution Use of 'Value Added' for Teachers

The American Educational Research Association lists eight principles that it says must be considered before using VAM to judge teachers or teaching programs.

October 28, 2015

What Teaching Skills Help Build Student 'Agency'?

The teaching traits that help students succeed in academics aren't necessarily the ones that will help them develop resilience, agency, and growth mindsets--but teachers have to help develop both kinds, researchers say.

October 19, 2015

18,000 Would-Be Teachers Took The edTPA Last Year. How'd They Do?

Scores are higher on the performance-based exam, a new report shows.

October 06, 2015

New Harvard Network Will Tackle Teacher Quality's 'Non System'

A Harvard University network aims to improve the coherence of R&D about teaching and learning and its application.

September 24, 2015

So, Are Those Federal Performance-Pay Grants Having an Effect?

After two years, students participating in a random-assignment evaluation showed slightly better reading scores than their counterparts in control schools.

September 16, 2015

Number of Black Teachers Has Fallen in Nine Large Cities, Sometimes Drastically

A study of nine districts finds that all of them have lost black teachers, some of them disproportionately.

August 25, 2015

New Orleans' Teaching Force Today: Whiter, Less Experienced, Higher Turnover

The city's teaching force is much different from the one it had before Hurricane Katrina hit.

August 11, 2015

Charlotte, N.C. Gave Principals Power Over Teacher Layoffs. What Happened?

A first-of-its kind study examined which teachers were laid off in the district and the effects on student achievement.

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.

July 27, 2015

Quality of Teacher Hires Improved During the Recession, Analysis Finds

Recessions appear to lead to an influx of more skilled teaching applicants, it says.

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