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April 22, 2013

Teacher Observations Aren't the Only Way to Improve a School

Many states are mandating teachers observations as the most effective way to lead to school improvement, but according to Dufour and Mattos, there are better ways.

April 19, 2013

Oh, the Places Teachers Will Go

Discover how the Leadership standard encourages teachers to design roadmaps for their own learning and leading.

April 17, 2013

TNTP Report Recommends Focused Supports For First-Year Teachers

Today, The New Teacher Project (TNTP) released a report, Leap Year: Assessing and Supporting First-Year Teachers, that examines the unique characteristics of a teacher's initial year in the classroom. An interesting topic for sure; ask any educator about his or her first year of teaching, and chance...

April 12, 2013

FCC Commissioner Calls for Overhaul of E-rate to Help Schools

A commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission argues that schools need more funding, and specific capacity goals, through the E-rate.

April 11, 2013

Teacher-Training Details Scarce in Obama Pre-K Request

The Obama administration's 2014 budget request answers some questions about its pre-K proposal, but not others related to teacher quality.

April 08, 2013

Independent Schools: Making Professional Development Work

I believe that independent schools are at last starting to pass through the barriers of our own history, and that there is a growing realization that teachers must be what so many school mission statements extol: lifelong learners. There should no longer be excuses or ways for teachers to opt out of professional learning that will make them more effective in engaging, challenging, and educating their students.

April 08, 2013

Professor Andy Hargreaves Talks Sustainability

Professor Andy Hargreaves of Boston College discusses sustainability of school improvement in a conversation with the HOPE Foundation.

March 25, 2013

Independent School Voices: A Blog Sampler (Part I)

In the service of identifying some common perspectives, I'd like to offer up a small sampler of independent school bloggers--teachers, administrators, thought leaders--whose regular writing has more than occasional relevance to education as a whole.

March 19, 2013

New MOOC Offers Technology Training for K-12 Administrators

Two education organizations are staging a massive open online course for educators, or MOOC, to train K-12 administrators how to use technology to improve schools.

March 19, 2013

'LessonCasts': Flipped PD for Teachers

Here's a teacher professional development idea that I hadn't heard of before. And it comes in three-minute chunks called LessonCasts.

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