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January 26, 2017

Are Microcredentials the Next iPhone?

Teachers have been earning credits and credentials for generations, so the claim that new microcredentials will change professional development is likely to be met with some skepticism. But as Kristoffer Kohl writes they may be the next big thing.

October 19, 2016

We Know What to Do About Teacher Shortages

A new Learning Policy Institute Report tells us what we knew along. Supporting teachers and making their jobs decent will solve both the teacher shortage and teacher quality problems, writes Kristoffer Kohl.

March 25, 2016

Building Evaluation Around Standards in San José, Calif.

District and union collaborate on new system that moves from helping novices and struggling teachers to helping everyone.

March 24, 2016

Rebranding Evaluation as Professional Growth in San Juan, Calif.

This large suburban district outside Sacramento, Calif., has rethought evaluation and moved beyond a stale and dysfunctional compliance system toward professional growth for all teachers.

February 18, 2016

California Should Invest in Teacher Residencies

A teacher shortage looms. Residencies are a way to create a high quality, well-trained teacher corps. The legislature and governor should pony up.

February 17, 2016

Would I Tell My Daughter to Teach?

His daughter set up a play classroom and exhibits an instinct for teaching. Arun Ramanathan asks whether he should encourage her.

February 10, 2016

The Calif. Teacher Shortage Is Real

Forget teacher layoffs. The balance of supply and demand has turned in California. Legislators want to change the incentives.



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