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...

Evaluators require expertise

Evaluators require expertise

If there's one thing we know about teacher evaluations, it's that they're only as effective as the people doing the...

Are colleges of education really cash cows? New data suggests otherwise

Are colleges of education really cash cows? New data suggests otherwise

A new study casts some legitimate doubts about just how much of a cash cow ed schools really are.

A look back at teacher performance incentives

A look back at teacher performance incentives

A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research compares two approaches to incentivizing teacher performance and...

Strong support for rigorous principal evaluations

Strong support for rigorous principal evaluations

In Tennessee schools, accountability starts at the top - and that might be making all the difference.

This balloon is ready to pop

This balloon is ready to pop

If you're even a casual observer of the trends in higher education, odds are you're familiar with the persistent challenge...

Teacher Prep Programs: Why Run, When Everyone Else is Walking?

Teacher Prep Programs: Why Run, When Everyone Else is Walking?

If you want to judge the quality of a teacher prep program, one approach is obvious: examine whether the teachers who graduate...

Picking your data battles

Every great teacher knows that her grading practices need to be fair. And any good policymaker should know that teachers...