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June 07, 2013

Obama's ConnectED Plan Seeks to Improve Teacher Tech Use

The president's proposal to overhaul the e-rate program in large part prioritizes training teachers to better use technology in the classroom and providing them with more technology resources.

June 05, 2013

Teachers' Data Use Becoming PD Emphasis

A recent report by the New America Foundation looks at federally funded professional development programs in Oregon and Delaware that aim to train teachers on using data to improve their instruction.

May 23, 2013

Iowa Bill Creates Teacher Career-Ladder Program

An Iowa education bill would create new professional and pay opportunities for teachers.

May 23, 2013

Is Performance Pay Back on the Front Burner?

Several new proposals to link teachers' salary to classroom performance have emerged in recent weeks.

May 23, 2013

EdWeek Explores One District's Dive Into Common Core

EdWeek begins a four-part series on how the District of Columbia school system is putting the English/language arts standards into practice.

May 21, 2013

New York Announces Teacher-Bonus, -Mentoring Program in Science and Math

New York announces an $11 million bonus program for effective science and math teachers who help coach novices.

May 21, 2013

Student Data Too Often a Tangled Web for Schools, Report Says

Schools are awash in data, but their tech systems lack "interoperability," or the ability to work together, a new report concludes.

May 20, 2013

Should Coaches Participate in Teacher Evaluation?

I'm in an argument with my central office supervisors over the direction that our coaching program is going. They would like to link coaching with teacher evaluation and often talk about coaching as something to do to ineffective teachers.

May 20, 2013

New 'MOOC' Teacher PD Project Enlists Prominent Museums

Coursera is partnering with museums, not just teacher colleges, in a new effort to provide teacher professional development through "massively open online courses."

May 17, 2013

Making Teachers

Independent school teachers tend to exist within cultures that are highly immersive: in 21st-century independent schools it is hard for a new or newish teacher not to be constantly watched, engaged in conversations about practice and about kids, and otherwise offered a great deal of formal and informal on-the-job training from a number of experienced sources. Generally smaller classes and relatively small and intense school communities make it relatively easy for schools to monitor and offer essentially real-time feedback to early-career teachers.

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