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December 22, 2014

Report: 'Job Embedded' Professional Development Often Found Lacking

Some $18 billion is spent annually on P.D., including on-the-job training, but teachers still find it lacking.

December 22, 2014

New Staffing Structures Piloted in Nashville Schools

Innovative staffing strategies are being deployed by a group of districts including Nashville Public Schools. Led by Public Impact, who is identifying and testing strategies to extend the impact of great teachers and improve working conditions and learning opportunities for all educators.

December 19, 2014

World-Class Teacher Professional Development: Neither Workshops or Rubrics

Why professional development for teachers is about organized design with the right the incentives and supports, rather than mere workshops which typically provide teachers with tools for all the wrong problems.

December 19, 2014

Educators Weigh Merits of Chromebooks, iPads in Twitter Chat

Guests Holly Clark and Kyle Pace debated Chromebooks versus iPads in an #EWedchat this week. Chat participants discussed the pros and cons of each device and shared resources for educators.

December 12, 2014

Three Things You Need to Know About Teaching U.S. History From a Global Perspective

While on the surface, it may seem that U.S. history is one of the least global of all subject areas, America's past is inextricably tied to that of other nations.

December 10, 2014

Do Career Pathways for Teachers Really Improve Instruction?

Districts have begun to implement career pathways for teachers in order to reward highly effective teaching and motivate teachers to improve. But are salary increases really an effective way to improve the quality of instruction?

December 09, 2014

Arizona Program Boosting College Degrees Among Early-Childhood Educators

Thanks to a scholarship program funded by the state's First Things First tobacco tax, twice as many early education teachers in Pima County, Ariz., hold college degrees now than did five years ago,

December 09, 2014

Does Going Back To School Make You Over Qualified?

Returning to graduate school increases the marketability and value of classroom educators.

December 07, 2014

4 Obstacles to Consider When Flipping Leadership

Flipping leadership is a philosophy and a practice, but there are 4 things leaders should know before they do it.

December 06, 2014

How One After-School Program Prepares Students for the World

Community organizations incorporate global learning into their afterschool programs in a number of ways.

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