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June 18, 2012
May 23, 2012
Results from a new study suggest that professional development around the common standards needs to extend beyond knowledge and skills and address educators' dispositions and practice.
May 14, 2012
Implementation is essential to linking professional learning to changed practices and transformed results.
April 29, 2012
Educators across the country are talking about the link between teacher capacity and successful implementation of the Common Core.
April 05, 2012
The education component of the Rebuild America Act offers a clear vision for effective professional learning that is aligned with Learning Forward's definition and standards.
March 08, 2012
The latest MetLife Survey of the American Teacher highlights the urgent need to empower teachers through effective professional learning.
March 01, 2012
When fighting for budget dollars, professional learning leaders must be prepared to answer some key questions.
February 16, 2012
The DOE's RESPECT Project reflects Learning Forward's vision of teachers collaborating not only in their teaching, but also their learning.
February 13, 2012
It's been far from perfect, but No Child Left Behind has caused states to think more seriously about professional learning.
January 30, 2012
In his State of the Union address, President Obama emphasizes the need to ensure that all teachers get the support they need to be successful. We agree.