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February 04, 2014

Tennessee May Back Off Policy Tying License Renewals to Test Scores

Tennessee may scrap its new rules tying value-added measures to recertification.

January 13, 2014

Rep. Miller, Set to Retire, Had Key Hand in Federal Teacher-Quality Imprint

Rep. George Miller, who will retire at the end of his term, helped shape the congressional appetite for teacher-quality reforms.

December 17, 2013

Coalition Pressures Education Dept. Over Teacher-Equity Backtracking

A variety of civil rights groups protest the U.S. Department of Education's lack of action on the distribution of effective teachers.

November 25, 2013

Beware of Fragmentation in Educator Effectiveness and Common Core Implementation

A recent report calls for deeper integration of educator effectiveness, Common Core standards, and professional learning. Joellen Killion explores how to weave these three components together.

November 11, 2013

Disadvantaged Students Receive Less-Effective Teaching, Study Says

On average, disadvantaged students don't get the same quality of instruction as their more affluent peers, a study shows.

November 07, 2013

Top Teachers Retained Effectiveness After Transfer, Study Shows

Effective elementary teachers who transferred to low-achieving schools boosted students' scores, according to a randomized experiment. But many eligible teachers did not want to move despite financial rewards.

August 12, 2013

Fortified Environments Can Turnaround The Adverse Impacts of Poverty

Ask a teacher in a high-poverty school to name their challenges and near the top of the list will be disruptive kids and students not ready to learn.

July 19, 2013

Smart Cities: Lessons from Tampa (Part 2)

Tampa area districts serve more than 300,000 students but don't get much national attention.

May 01, 2013

Within Schools, Novice Teachers Paired With Struggling Students

Novice and minority teachers tended to be assigned the lowest-achieving students in their schools, according to a new research study.

April 29, 2013

Technology, Generational Power, and the Challenge of Change

Technology turned the tables on us. We are prisoners of our children's generation far more than they are prisoners of ours. Even if we sometimes smirk when we see kids struggle with technology, our students really are digital natives in ways that we can never be, even we who have been eager early adopters of anything subject to Moore's Law.

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