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February 26, 2015

Federal Policy on Teacher Quality: Is Accountability the Answer?

Tough-minded accountablity reforms for teachers colleges miss the mark in efforts to improve teacher quality.

February 20, 2015

Word Gap Exists Among Early Educators Too, Says Workforce Expert

If the White House's call for universal preschool is going to be answered effectively, educating the early educator workforce is essential, says one university professor.

February 02, 2015

Making Teacher Professional Development Decisions Based on Program Effectiveness

If the professional development experienced by teachers simply exposes teachers to new concepts that are never implemented, time and money is being squandered. Push for hard data on the impact of professional development programs.

January 26, 2015

Study Suggests Using Poverty as a Factor in Teacher Evaluation

Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.

January 20, 2015

Gallup: Majority of Teachers 'Not Engaged' With Their Jobs

A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less-engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year.

December 19, 2014

A Good Teacher Needs to Be Surrounded by Good Teachers

Accomplished educators typically do not want to be the only accomplished educator in the building, Latosha R. Guy writes.

December 18, 2014

The Business of Teaching Children Starts With Trusting Those Teaching

Many teachers leave their schools not for pay or because of the students, but because another school offered a climate and environment more conducive to excellence, Robert Jeffers says.

December 18, 2014

The Key to Recruiting the Best Teachers Isn't Money. It's Culture.

Offering teachers more money alone is not the cure-all for recruiting and maintaining top teachers at all schools, Deidra Gammill says. (Although money helps.)

December 17, 2014

For States Creating Teacher Policies, a Suggestion: Talk to Teachers

Maybe it's time to change how we come up with answers to tough policy questions, Jeff Austin writes, starting with increased collaboration between states and teachers.

December 16, 2014

Teachers Shouldn't Be Moved Between Schools Like Widgets

The very concept of equitably "redistributing effective teachers" carries with it an oversimplification of what effective teaching is, Ariel Sacks says.

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