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January 29, 2015

Free Online Course for Teachers, Coaches to Focus on 'Learning Differences'

The "massive open online course," or MOOC, was created through a partnership with North Carolina State University in Raleigh and the Geneva-based Oak Foundation.

January 22, 2015

Wilhoit: Common-Core Implementation Requires Better Teacher Recruiting and Support

In this final installment of my series on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Gene Wilhoit, the former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, discusses the need to transform how we recruit, train, and develop our teachers and the consequences of failing to do so.

January 14, 2015

Teach For America's Education in Diversity

Teach for America has quietly begun to change the way it talks about race and inequity, and it deserves credit.

December 09, 2014

Arizona Program Boosting College Degrees Among Early-Childhood Educators

Thanks to a scholarship program funded by the state's First Things First tobacco tax, twice as many early education teachers in Pima County, Ariz., hold college degrees now than did five years ago,

December 04, 2014

Duncan's Hammer: Test Scores

But then we see the typical Duncan flaw in the policy; testing data included where they don't belong, and the threat of reduced funding as a potential consequence for low scores.

November 21, 2014

Teaching Should Be Two-Way Interaction, Not Student-Centered, Author Says

In her new book "The Teaching Brain," Vanessa Rodriguez discusses approaching teaching as an interaction, the five awarenesses of good teachers, and the downside to "quick fixes" based on brain science.

November 03, 2014

Rewriting the Textbooks for Common Core

Phil Daro and Jason Zimba on how implementing the common core means re-writing the textbooks and re-teaching mathematics.

October 07, 2014

For English-Learners, an Effective Teacher in Any Language Is What Matters

What's more important for English-learners? A great overall teacher or a teacher with ELL certification?

October 06, 2014

Better Off Without Teach For America?

Julian Vasquez Heilig and I have both been critical of Teach For America. But we tend to take different positions on the overall impact of organization.

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.

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