A new report looks at what are supposedly the best and worst states for teacher working conditions, but misses some finer details.
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October 01, 2014
September 26, 2014
As the state struggles with implementation, a new poll finds that only 31 percent of Tennessee teachers support continuing with the common core.
September 12, 2014
On average, teachers in the United States spend more hours in the classroom than their international counterparts, without apparent salary gains to show for it, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's annual Education-at-a-Glance report.
February 05, 2014
Members of a Washington panel discussion on teacher use of data agreed that educators need better training in data, but first teachers need to trust it.
December 11, 2013
At a conference keynote, education advocate Pedro Noguera said that inequity is deeply ingrained in the U.S. education system because, in American society, the pursuit of excellence is often seen as being "at odds with equity."
June 05, 2013
A recent report by the New America Foundation looks at federally funded professional development programs in Oregon and Delaware that aim to train teachers on using data to improve their instruction.
January 11, 2013
A follow up on the question of how well teachers are being trained to make use of all the student data they are now receiving.
January 10, 2013
For most teachers today getting enough student data is no longer a problem. Knowing what to do with all of it is.
July 02, 2012
Hunter Gehlbach, an assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, says that, to truly improve teacher-evaluation systems, schools should take a lesson from professional sports teams. In evaluating player performance, he explains, NBA, NFL, and MLB coaches and person...
May 23, 2012
Greg Limperis, supervisor of instructional technology in Lawrence, Mass., says current school data-system dashboards are too voluminous and static to meet the instructional needs of today's teachers. So he envisions an alternative that is more timely, interactive, and mobile: Imagine with me a day...