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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.

July 28, 2016

Instructional Improvements Can Help Close the Racial Discipline Gap, Study Finds

A new study found that a teacher coaching program led to teachers issuing fewer and more equitable disciplinary referrals.

July 26, 2016

Educator-Author Launches 'Starter Kit' Email Resource for New Teachers

Roxanna Elden, a former teacher who created a popular email series of encouragement for educators in 2015, returns with online support for first-year teachers in their first days of school.

June 01, 2016

How Much Does Good Teaching Have to Do With Personality?

An English professor argues that good teachers tend to share a few common dispositional traits.

May 04, 2016

Study: Teacher Stress Reduction Leads to Instructional Improvement

Researchers found that teachers who participated in mindfulness-based interventions and stress-reducing strategies were more emotionally supportive and demonstrated greater sensitivity to students.

March 18, 2016

Can New App Help 'Lesson Study' Make Inroads in U.S. Schools?

As they grapple with new instructional expectations, a growing number of teachers are working to improve their practice through the "lesson study" approach to professional development.

March 10, 2016

Who's the Best Deliverer of Teacher PD? Report Says Teachers Still Lack Input

A new report suggests educators continue to lack agency in choosing their own professional learning, but some say that teacher autonomy over PD isn't a perfect solution either.

March 04, 2016

California Schools Awarded Grant for Teacher Math Training

The California Department of Education has awarded a $500,000 grant for a project designed to get elementary school teachers better prepared to teach common-core math.

February 25, 2016

Four-Day Weeks for Teachers, Anyone?

An extended-day public school in Queens, N.Y., is experimenting with a four-day week this year—but only for teachers.

February 19, 2016

Online Teacher-Coaching Services on the Rise

To help hone their skills and improve their classroom practice, a growing number of teachers are getting help from virtual-coaching services, according to a story in the Hechinger Report this week.

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