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.
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December 12, 2016
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.
July 28, 2016
A new study found that a teacher coaching program led to teachers issuing fewer and more equitable disciplinary referrals.
July 26, 2016
Roxanna Elden, a former teacher who created a popular email series of encouragement for educators in 2015, returns with online support for first-year teachers in their first days of school.
June 01, 2016
An English professor argues that good teachers tend to share a few common dispositional traits.
May 04, 2016
Researchers found that teachers who participated in mindfulness-based interventions and stress-reducing strategies were more emotionally supportive and demonstrated greater sensitivity to students.
March 18, 2016
As they grapple with new instructional expectations, a growing number of teachers are working to improve their practice through the "lesson study" approach to professional development.
March 10, 2016
A new report suggests educators continue to lack agency in choosing their own professional learning, but some say that teacher autonomy over PD isn't a perfect solution either.