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September 11, 2014

Dylan Wiliam on the Shanghai Model for Improving the Practice of Teachers

Dylan Wiliam on creating a school environment in which teachers are both motivated to continuously improve their practice and supported as they do so.

September 03, 2014

N.C. District Votes to End Relationship With Teach For America

A school board in Durham, N.C., will end its relationship with Teach For America. Board members were concerned about the program's short commitment requirement and recruit preparation.

August 27, 2014

Teachers as Researchers: Another Mark of Professionalism

An argument for training U.S. teachers to be skilled researchers in the classrooms.

August 21, 2014

Educator Accountability for Education Professionals -- A New Idea

A new report from NCEE calls for replacing the current system of test-based accountability with a system much more likely to result in improvements in student performance.

August 13, 2014

Education Research: Reflections on the 'Gold Standard'

Continuing his series on education research, Marc Tucker argues that the United States should use industrial benchmarking to learn about the characteristics of effective education systems.

August 07, 2014

Education Research Comes Up Short

How is it possible that America has the largest educational research establishment in the world yet mediocre student achievement compared to the top performing countries?

August 05, 2014

Head Start's Acting Director Reflects on Program as 50th Anniversary Nears

Requiring some Head Start providers to recompete for federal funding has been difficult, but will ultimately strengthen the program, says acting director Ann Linehan in a wide-ranging interview.

July 25, 2014

An Interview With Dennis Van Roekel

Marc Tucker interviews outgoing NEA President Dennis Van Roekel about his career and how teaching and teachers' unions have changed.

July 09, 2014

The Reading Wars Again (or Still)

How the reading strategy debate in New York City underscores the importance of developing highly competent teachers with good leadership skills.

July 02, 2014

Accountability vs. What We Want for Our Children

Test-based accountability forces teachers to abandon their interest in helping students develop many of the qualities that will actually help them succeed in workplace and life.

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