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May 14, 2018

Teacher-Prep Rankings That Use Student Test Scores Are Not Reliable, Says Analysis

States using student test scores to rank teacher-prep programs should find a better way, according to new analysis.

April 12, 2018

Review of Graduate and Alternative Programs Finds Gaps in Teacher Prep

The National Council on Teacher Quality's latest review of 714 graduate-level and alternative teacher-preparation programs finds that many aspiring teachers don't have the content knowledge necessary for the job.

March 29, 2018

'Looping' With Students Boosts Learning, Especially for Kids of Color, Study Says

Elementary students matched with the same teacher two years in a row show improvement in test scores, according to a new study, with the benefits being greatest for students of color.

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.

January 19, 2018

TFA Alumni Principals Are the Harshest Critics of TFA Teachers

TFA alumni principals are less satisfied than other principals with corps members'job performance, according to a new survey.

December 19, 2017

Teacher Performance Pay Boosts Student Scores (and 5 Other Study Takeaways)

The final results of a federal study on performance pay are in—and it looks like giving teachers bonuses led to slightly better math and reading results from students.

December 08, 2017

Dozens of 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Now Back in New York City Classrooms

The New York City education department planned to pull hundreds from its "absent teacher reserve" pool to fill vacancies in schools, yet so far just 41 teachers have been placed.

December 06, 2017

Multicultural Awareness Helps Teachers Spur Students' Success, Says Study

Student teachers who report greater awareness of and comfort with issues of cultural diversity in the classroom are better at building more positive classroom environments that help every student succeed, according to a new study.

November 29, 2017

How Much Planning and Collaboration Time Are Teachers Getting?

Teachers in large districts are generally getting 45 minutes or an hour of planning time per day, but few places are specifically setting aside time for collaboration with other teachers, according to a new analysis.

November 28, 2017

TFA, Alternative Programs Marginally Better Than Traditional Teacher Prep, Study Finds

Students whose teachers were trained in alternative teacher preparation programs such as Teach For America perform slightly better academically than students whose teachers had traditional teacher training, according to a recent meta-analysis.

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