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May 12, 2014

New York City Teachers' Contract Embeds Professional Development in School Day

The new agreement between the city and its largest teachers union sets aside 150 minutes a week for professional development and communicating with parents.

May 11, 2014

State Education Departments: A Missed Opportunity?

Instead of focusing on politics and negativity, State Education Departments could be a model for educators by providing effective professional development, resources, and professional publications that help unite instead of divide.

May 05, 2014

Common-Core Lesson Co. Announces Teacher 'Dream Team'

LearnZillion, a company that provides teacher-created lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards, has announced the members of its 2014 teacher "Dream Team."

May 05, 2014

Keeping Your Professional Cool Under Stress

As you transition from your college career into your professional career as an educator you will be experiencing many new beginnings in your life, one of which may include a type of stress you have never dealt with before. The great excitement of your first year teaching can sometimes be coupled wit...

May 02, 2014

What Would Better Professional Development Look Like?

Professional development needs improvement. But what would better PD look like?

May 01, 2014

State Teachers of the Year Offer Advice on Supporting New Teachers

What do the nation's best teachers think creates the best teachers? A new survey offers some insights on professional development and school culture.

April 24, 2014

Rigorous Study Finds Actual Benefits From Immersive Teacher PD Program

A new study shows that the Facing History professional-development program, oriented around an immersive civics-education unit, significantly improved teachers' sense of instructional effectiveness, while also boosting students' historical-thinking skills.

April 17, 2014

Study Offers Lessons on School Turnarounds

Preliminary results of a new study suggest that school turnarounds work best when they combine dramatic staffing changes with strong support.

April 15, 2014

Building Opportunities

What things have you been wanting to change or improve on lately?  We want improvement, but we do not necessarily know how to get that improvement.  For most of us, the difficulty probably lies in getting started.  Perhaps we are afraid of what might come from change or maybe we lack the resource...

April 14, 2014

A Better Way to Teach Division?

A Florida researcher says elementary teachers need to reconsider the way they're teaching basic division.

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