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August 18, 2011

Teacher-Coaching Boosts Secondary Scores, Study Finds

A professional-development intervention for teachers based on a well known teaching framework pays dividends for student achievement, according to a study published today in Science magazine.

July 19, 2011

Tightened Professional-Development Standards Released

Learning Forward releases an updated set of professional-development standards.

May 27, 2011

Common-Standards Supports for Teachers Eyed

Five states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards are beginning work on an initiative to create an open-source "platform" that would help teachers access, download, and create resources tied to the common standards, officials from the Council of Chief State School Officers told us today....

April 05, 2011

National Board President to Step Down

Joseph A. Aguerrebere, the president of The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, will step down June 30 after eight years of service.

March 28, 2011

National Board Certification Debated in Washington State

Few NBCTs have transferred to "challenging" schools in Washington state, a report concludes.

March 23, 2011

Parents, Teachers: Different Priorities on Teacher Effectiveness?

Teachers and parents hold rather different opinions about aspects of teacher quality, such as whether student growth ought to be a key part of measuring teacher effectiveness, a new survey finds.

January 24, 2011

State Case Studies Offer Professional-Development Insights

Four states with above-average participation in professional development share common structures and strategies for teachers' on-the-job training, concludes a new report released by Learning Forward.

November 29, 2010

Teacher Groups Protest Earmark Reform

They say such a ban would kill valuable programs with national impact.

November 10, 2010

EdWeek's Special Report on Professional Development

Education Week releases its special report on teacher professional development.

August 31, 2010

National Staff Development Council to Change Moniker

The National Staff Development Council, a membership group working to improve post-preparation professional development for teachers, will be rebranding itself beginning Sept. 1. Its new name: Learning Forward. The name "represents that what we do today in schools affects lives far into the future,...

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