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June 22, 2017

Mentors for New Teachers Found to Boost Student Achievement—by a Lot

A study of the New Teacher Center's grant program found that student outcomes in math and English/language arts improve when first- and second-year teachers have a mentor.

June 13, 2017

What Elements Make Teacher Professional Development High Quality?

While 85 percent of teacher PD is classroom-focused, very few of those activities are sustained or data driven, a long-running study finds.

May 02, 2017

What Are the Best Strategies for Effective Teacher Professional Development?

A new Education Week special report explores strategies that districts and states are using to improve professional development.

April 18, 2017

Teacher-Training Initiative to Inspire Students Receives Part of $28M Donation

The teacher-training program, which is a free resource for all educators, focuses on preparing teachers to inspire students.

March 24, 2017

Location Can Determine How Successfully Teachers Work Together, Study Finds

A study by Northwestern University finds that teachers' physical proximity to one another plays an important role in the way they interact and, ultimately, in how successful they are at collaborating.

February 23, 2017

For Teachers Who Feel 'Caged in,' a New Course Gives Strategies on Busting Out

A free online professional-learning course seeks to help teachers gain more authority and autonomy in education policy matters.

December 12, 2016

Two Va. School Districts Invest in Teacher Training, See Student Achievement Gains

A pair of studies presented this month show the results of five-year grant initiatives in two of Virginia's largest school districts to improve student learning in their lowest-performing schools.

November 23, 2016

Study: Most Professional Training for Teachers Doesn't Qualify as 'High Quality'

Only 20 percent of the professional development offered by districts meets the federal definition of "high quality" under the new Every Student Succeeds Act, according to researchers.

October 24, 2016

How Can Teacher-Led P.D. Tackle Equity? John B. King Jr. and Educators Discuss

Education Secretary King had tea with a group of teachers and principals to discuss teacher-led professional development.

August 10, 2016

20 Years After Groundbreaking Report on Teaching, a New Report Asks: What Now?

A new report by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future sets policy recommendations to improve teaching and learning, 20 years after the original report pushed teaching to the forefront of the education reform movement.

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