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Pension debt is crippling any meaningful increases to education funding

Pension debt is crippling any meaningful increases to education funding

In light of the economic turmoil that COVID-19 is bringing about, pension shortfalls are likely to grow at an even more...

Benefits of learning from the best

Benefits of learning from the best

Some of the essential skills can be learned from textbooks and lectures—but knowing how to put it all in motion...

AASPA Benefit Survey On COVID-19 From PK-12 HR

AASPA Benefit Survey On COVID-19 From PK-12 HR

Many are wondering how school districts across the nation are responding to COVID-19. The American Association of School Personnel Administrators...

Challenging the comfortably entrenched with the Teacher Prep Review

Challenging the comfortably entrenched with the Teacher Prep Review

Over a century ago, former school principal Abraham Flexner catalyzed the reform of medical education, producing an exhaustive report and...

Teacher evaluations and support during COVID-19 closures

Teacher evaluations and support during COVID-19 closures

In this unprecedented time of school closures, districts must walk a fine line regarding teacher evaluations.

Student teaching and initial licensure in the times of coronavirus

Student teaching and initial licensure in the times of coronavirus

States must now consider how these coronavirus-related closures are impacting student teaching and other licensure requirements.

How are school districts adapting teacher work policies for emergency closures?

How are school districts adapting teacher work policies for emergency closures?

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, we asked what, if anything, districts had spelled out in their existing policies relevant to...

A message from Kate Walsh

A message from Kate Walsh

This is a grave time. As we try our best to weather this storm, we find ourselves asking a lot...

Tenure decisions and teacher effectiveness

Tenure decisions and teacher effectiveness

Tenure serves as a key milestone in a teacher's early career. Tenure status can play a role in multiple aspects...

Beating the drum on student teaching

Beating the drum on student teaching

Student teaching may not be a magic bullet for combating the myriad problems that plague teacher preparation, but it sure...

If you believe it, can they achieve it?

If you believe it, can they achieve it?

Believing that one's students have potential—and treating them accordingly—helps them rise to their teacher's expectations.

A win for CA students, but not necessarily for science

A win for CA students, but not necessarily for science

The settlement agreement in CA still tiptoes around the most likely reason these kids aren't reading.

Better reading starts with better teacher preparation

Better reading starts with better teacher preparation

Reading is the gateway to educational achievement and lifelong success, especially for students who face seemingly insurmountable social and economic...

Is it too early to pop the bubbly?

Is it too early to pop the bubbly?

While the success we see in adoption of reading science among teacher prep programs really is cause for celebration, I...

Persuading great teachers to take on student teachers

Persuading great teachers to take on student teachers

Remember when we learned just how powerful a good cooperating teacher can be for a teacher-in-training?

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