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August 23, 2013

How Frames, Plans, Platforms & PD Support Great Teaching

Stories of innovative classrooms and schools may be dismissed as irrelevant or unscalable because they are powered by superstar teachers. But districts and networks are making it increasingly possible for all of their teachers to achieve great results with common frameworks, big goals and good plans, strong development systems for adult learners, and learning platforms

August 21, 2013

Tips for First-Year Teachers

Transitioning from a teacher education program to having your own classroom for the first time can be an exciting and overwhelming experience for new professionals. To assist with the transition, here are some tips for first-year teachers provided by educators with a few years of teaching experience...

August 21, 2013

Redefining Success in K-8 Education

Eva Moskowitz opened Harlem Success Academy opened in 2006. With nine new schools opening in the next few weeks, Success Academy Charter Schools will have 22 New York City locations and will serve 7,000 students. It is clearly one of the three best K-8 school networks in the country and with plans to open 6 new elementaries, 3 new middle schools and their first high school in 2014.

August 08, 2013

Study: Many Teachers Still Need Common-Core PD

States report difficulty in reaching all teachers for professional development in the common standards.

August 08, 2013

Study: Many Teachers Need Common-Core Professional Development

Bringing teachers up to speed on key instructional shifts for the common core remains a challenge for states, says a new survey.

August 07, 2013

Report: States Make Headway in Aligning Curriculum to Common Core

New survey results offer insights into early implementation by states of the Common Core State Standards.

August 05, 2013

Math Initiative in Omaha Gets $5.5 Million From Two Foundations

Two Omaha-based foundation are providing $5.5 million over three years to improve math instruction through graduate coursework for educators.

August 05, 2013

Diversity and Multiculturalism: The Independent School Story (Part 3)

You would be somewhat hard-pressed to find more than a handful of independent schools whose mission and values statements do not contain at least one word like "diverse," "multicultural," "global," "inclusive"--words that, as mission statements are intended to, commit the school to preparing students to live in a world in which everyone is not going to be just like themselves.

August 05, 2013

Teach America's Youngest a Second Language

Students are learning a second language at an early age because of the Global Schools Network sponsored by VIF International Education and Utah's Dual Language Immersion Program. Research demands that we follow the example of these programs and start with our youngest children.

August 02, 2013

Teacher-Observation Tools Get Easier For Districts to Purchase

A leading provider of online tools and videos for conducting teacher observations received a boost from a major public-agency procurement cooperative.

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