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May 01, 2013

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Jumps Into K-12 and Teacher Education

Coursera, a major name in providing "massively open online courses," takes a step into K-12 schools by arranging to provide teacher training.

May 01, 2013

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Moves Into K-12 Teacher Training

The provider of massively open online courses in higher education is partnering with professional-development organizations and schools of education to offer free teacher training.

April 30, 2013

Weingarten: Wait a Year-Plus on High Stakes Around Common Core

This morning, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten gave a speech in New York City in which she called for a moratorium on high stakes associated with the impending common-core tests.

April 30, 2013

Six 'E' Words Essential to Student Success

Learning Forward's vision, our E6 statement, must become reality, defining education practice in every school system.

April 24, 2013

We Can't Give Teachers Time for Learning, or Can We?

Stephanie Hirsh rebuffs the two most-cited reasons schools are not able to give educators professional learning time during their regular work schedules.

April 23, 2013

Putting Emphasis on Teacher Quality

Teacher observations have also become more thorough and meaningful in most states than they used to be.

April 22, 2013

It's Time to Create School Systems that Learn

Paul B. Ash, superintendent of Lexington (Mass.) Public Schools, explains what it means to be a school system that learns.

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...

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