To bolster teacher quality, schools systems desperately need to institute variable pay structures that reward educators based on performance and challenging assignments, according to a report released this week by TNTP, a prominent nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization.
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July 18, 2014
July 16, 2014
BookMarks shares two book lists recently published on Education Week's Opinion blog K-12 Schools Beyond the Rhetoric.
July 07, 2014
The potential of technology to personalize learning, to boost achievement and to better equip learners to thrive in college and career is no secret. Yet, to realize this potential, kids must be connected.
June 12, 2014
The professor who beat Rep. Eric Cantor in a primary would not be likely to increase education funding if he makes it to Congress.
May 08, 2014
Based on an analysis of the early years of NCLB, researchers suggest that, when standards increase, as they are expected to with common-core reforms, inequality between higher and lower-achieving students may also increase.
May 06, 2014
Samuel Halperin, a longtime leader on education policy and among the architects of landmark federal laws of the 1960s, died May 6 in Washington.
May 02, 2014
In a new book, Harvard Paul E. Peterson points to significant "gaps between what teachers and the public think is best for the education of our nation's children," including on issues such as performance pay, teacher evaluation, annual testing, school choice, teacher hiring and tenure, and school spending.
April 23, 2014
At a recent groundbreaking for a new school in Washington, D.C., writer Sam Chaltain wonders what the arrival of a new charter school will mean for the neighborhood that surrounds it -- and what the loss of the building's previous school might have set in motion.
April 17, 2014
A former Teach For America teacher says he's tired of being attacked as someone who's opposed to public education and teachers.
April 10, 2014
The Tennessee Education Association is pushing the idea that the states' NAEP gains could be explained in part by a motivational video shown before the test.