Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.
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January 26, 2015
January 20, 2015
A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less-engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year.
January 07, 2015
As 2015 begins, education experts and journalists offer predictions about the coming year.
October 01, 2014
A new report looks at what are supposedly the best and worst states for teacher working conditions, but misses some finer details.
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.