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February 07, 2013

District Tackles Sustainability of PD Efforts

A California district uses coaches to supplement its existing teacher-training efforts.

December 06, 2012

Tennessee's 'Race to Top' Professional Development Scrutinized

Tennessee's Race to the Top-financed professional development is examined by the state's comptroller.

March 15, 2012

Louisiana Teachers Use Professional-Development Day to Protest

Teachers in a couple of Louisiana districts have gotten the green-light from their districts to take a professional development day to protest legislative proposals on teacher-quality rolling through the statehouse.

March 06, 2012

Teacher Retention Up, But Scores Flat, Under Chicago Reform Project

The Chicago Teacher Advancement Program increased mentoring and improved teacher-retention rates in some participating schools compared to a similar, nonparticipating set—but didn't appear to raise student achievement, according to a study released today.

February 21, 2012

Report Scrutinizes States' Teacher-Induction Policies

Even as there are more and more novice teachers in the ranks of the profession, states' teacher induction policies are generally piecemeal, contends a new report by the New Teacher Center.

January 24, 2012

Reports: Don't Forget Professional Development in Evaluation

A pair of new reports outlines how districts can think about using revised teacher evaluation systems to improve the quality of the teaching force.

December 13, 2011

How Do We Train Teachers in Formative Assessment?

Experts discuss the obstacles to getting teachers proficient in formative-assessment techniques.

November 04, 2011

National Board Names New President

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has named Ronald Thorpe as its new president and CEO.

October 05, 2011

A Conversation on Induction

By Guest Blogger Liana Heitin Stephen thought his readers would be interested in a post over at Teaching Now about new-teacher induction. At a conference in Washington on Tuesday sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education, advocates for strengthening new-teacher supports gathered in an eff...

August 31, 2011

Weighing Professional Development in a Tight Budget

A story out of Syracuse, N.Y., outlines an interesting and relevant conundrum: When district budgets get tight, should you keep as many teacher jobs as possible—or let some folks go in order to preserve the training that's supposed to help those who keep their jobs do their best work? That ap...

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