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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.

August 22, 2014

Harvard Expert Questions Teachers' Readiness for Teacher-Led Schools

In a PBS segment, Harvard education-innovation expert Tony Wagner said he likes the idea of teacher-led schools but suggested that teachers generally haven't acquired the education-management knowledge or vision to create truly transformative schools.

July 31, 2014

States Consider Incorporating Data-Use Skills in Teacher Certification

Thirteen states are developing standards for training teachers and administrators in how to use education data.

July 21, 2014

The Dropouts No One's Talking About: Teachers

Teacher turnover nationwide is 15% per year--and 20% in high-needs schools. Almost half of teachers leave within their first five years. With all the perks--free or subsidized health care, union representation, and all that vacation time--why are so many teachers "dropping out" of the profession?

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