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September 12, 2014

Coding and Computer Science Focus of New Online Learning Platform

Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org announced new free online learning resources to teach students computer science and provide teachers with professional development.

September 11, 2014

Convincing Teachers that Coaching Means Support, Not Obstruction

It took 11 months worth of work to initiate one trial of my startup's video coaching service at a school in Brooklyn. Teachers' reactions ranged from earnest curiosity to outright skepticism.

September 09, 2014

National Group for Chemistry Teachers Launches

The American Association of Chemistry Teachers, which is billing itself as the "first national chemistry association for K-12 teachers," is officially up and running as of this month.

September 04, 2014

Widening the Hoop on Teacher Evaluation

Raising the bar for teachers at the same time as raising the stakes for poor performance may set some districts up for teacher shortages.

September 04, 2014

Blended Learning Is for Teachers, Too

Innovative professional development initiatives infuse technology with in-person learning to enhance learning experiences for teachers.

September 02, 2014

Quitting the Evaluation Frenzy: Growing Teacher Quality Instead

Evaluations are not very useful for improving teacher quality, but we can merge them with professional development to help focus on the growth of teacher quality instead.

August 27, 2014

Why Is Collaboration So Controversial?

Recent articles about teacher collaboration hint at important Common Core implementation challenges.

August 27, 2014

New Ed. Books Call Attention to Undervalued Role of Teacher Expertise

Two new books out this fall on teaching and teacher policy may reflect a shift in thinking about school reform.

August 24, 2014

Help! My Principal Says He's an Instructional Leader!

When a school leader announces they are an instructional leader, what does that mean...and should teachers hide as quickly as possible?

August 22, 2014

Researcher Diagnoses Four Problems With Common-Core Math Implementation

A researcher and education professor at Michigan State University laid out his take on four major problems with how the common-core math standards are being implemented.

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