A study of the New Teacher Center's grant program found that student outcomes in math and English/language arts improve when first- and second-year teachers have a mentor.
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June 22, 2017
June 13, 2017
While 85 percent of teacher PD is classroom-focused, very few of those activities are sustained or data driven, a long-running study finds.
May 02, 2017
A new Education Week special report explores strategies that districts and states are using to improve professional development.
April 18, 2017
The teacher-training program, which is a free resource for all educators, focuses on preparing teachers to inspire students.
March 24, 2017
A study by Northwestern University finds that teachers' physical proximity to one another plays an important role in the way they interact and, ultimately, in how successful they are at collaborating.
February 23, 2017
A free online professional-learning course seeks to help teachers gain more authority and autonomy in education policy matters.
December 12, 2016
A pair of studies presented this month show the results of five-year grant initiatives in two of Virginia's largest school districts to improve student learning in their lowest-performing schools.
November 23, 2016
Only 20 percent of the professional development offered by districts meets the federal definition of "high quality" under the new Every Student Succeeds Act, according to researchers.
October 24, 2016
Education Secretary King had tea with a group of teachers and principals to discuss teacher-led professional development.
August 10, 2016
A new report by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future sets policy recommendations to improve teaching and learning, 20 years after the original report pushed teaching to the forefront of the education reform movement.