Teachers and the work they do are paramount to student achievement especially in Title I schools. So it would makes sense for ESEA funding to address teaching. The 2016 proposed budget for ESEA does this and more. The focus on teachers is not just about working conditions (i.e. class sizes, curriculum, etc.) but also about training, attracting, and retaining teachers.
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February 10, 2015
January 29, 2015
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
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 has quietly begun to change the way it talks about race and inequity, and it deserves credit.
December 09, 2014
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
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
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
Phil Daro and Jason Zimba on how implementing the common core means re-writing the textbooks and re-teaching mathematics.
October 07, 2014
What's more important for English-learners? A great overall teacher or a teacher with ELL certification?
October 06, 2014
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.