In reporting for a recent story package on "Common-Core Instructional Opportunities," we found that many teachers are happy with the standards, but scared about the tests.
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March 14, 2013
January 16, 2013
A research review by the Education Commission of the States finds that teachers' expectationsoften based on factors including race, ethnicity, and family income levelscan significantly affect students' academic performance.
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.
January 08, 2013
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced today that 4,980 teachers earned national-board certification in 2012, pushing the total number of educators who hold the advanced professional certification to more than 100,000. In its announcement, the NBPTS also highlighted a rec...
November 20, 2012
The Oregonian provides a glimpse into a school district that has instituted a late-start for students on Wednesday mornings so that teachers can get together for mandatory data-team meetings.
July 27, 2012
Ray Fisman, a professor of social enterprise at the Columbia Business School, points to recent research suggesting thatpace the heated rhetoric of some school reformers'there may be perfectly viable ways to improve overall instruction in schools without firing low-performing teachers.
July 26, 2012
While I've seen signs for "unconference" sessions at some of the large organizations' annual conventions, I have never attended one. In fact, I admit that I wasn't even sure what an unconference entailed until reading this illuminating post by Monique Flickinger, a director of instructional technolo...
July 09, 2012
Here's a new take on continuing education for busy teachers: Corwin, together with California Lutheran University, has just launched a professional development initiative in which teachers can acquire one unit of graduate course credit for reading a Corwin bookyes, any Corwin bookand completing a written assignment within three months.
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...