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December 18, 2014

Do Policymakers Cherry-Pick Research?

It seems that for every complex issue, there is competing research to cite. Jack Schneider and Andy Smarick discuss.

December 16, 2014

When Should the Courts Intervene?

Jack Schneider and Andy Smarick discuss the pursuit of educational policy changes through the courts.

November 13, 2014

Teachers (Still) Behaving Badly on Social Media Sites: #TBT

Even as social media sites like Twitter have become valuable tools for educators, instances of teacher misbehavior similar to those chronicled by Ed Week in 2008 have continued.

November 12, 2014

7 Responsibilities of Teacher Leaders

All teachers are leaders. What distinguishes one teacher leader from another is the reach of his or her leadership. Consider these seven responsibilities that teacher leaders with the broadest impact take on.

November 07, 2014

Response: 'Getting What You Pay For' In Teacher Evaluations

This last post in series on teacher evaluation shares commentaries from W. James Popham, Barnett Berry, Pia Lindquist Wong, Rick Stiggins and Derek Cabrera, along with thoughts from readers.

November 05, 2014

Principal Turnover Takes Costly Toll on Students and Districts, Report Says

The report examines the financial costs to students and districts caused by high rates of principal turnover and ways to improve retention of school leaders.

November 04, 2014

Response: Using Teacher Evaluations 'to Promote Growth'

Part Two features contributions on the teacher evaluation process from Julian Vasquez Heilig (with Lisa Hernandez), Ben Spielberg, David Berliner and Paul Bruno.

November 01, 2014

Response: Teacher Evaluations Need to 'Support, Not Sort'

In Part One of a three-part series, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, California Teachers Association President Dean Vogel, and 2012 National Teacher Of The Year Rebecca Mieliwocki share their thoughts on teacher evaluations.

October 29, 2014

What Are Alternatives to Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations?

The new question-of-the-week is: "What Are Alternatives To Using Test Scores In Teacher Evaluations?"

September 15, 2014

New School Leaders' Standards Released for Public Comment

The new Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards, which heavily emphasize instructional leadership, community and family engagement, and cultural awareness were revised using empirical research on school leadership and the experience of practitioners, including principals and superintendents.

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