Dipping into the untapped supply of cooperating teachers

Dipping into the untapped supply of cooperating teachers

Policymakers and teacher prep programs often claim there's an extremely limited pool of effective mentor teachers when pairing them with...

Tools to help recruit a strong, diverse teacher workforce

Tools to help recruit a strong, diverse teacher workforce

A new tool designed to help districts identify sources of academically strong, diverse teacher candidates and better target recruitment...

Performance pay programs that pay off

Performance pay programs that pay off

A new meta-analysis finds a positive and significant relationship of performance pay on student learning outcomes.

The powerful impact of Black role models

The powerful impact of Black role models

A new study finds that the presence of Black teachers in advanced track courses produces a higher probability of Black...

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...

Whac-a-mole contract negotiations

Whac-a-mole contract negotiations

As district leaders and union representatives sit down to negotiate teacher contracts, an invisible hand has already decided many of...

Teacher observations: reliable, but not perfect

Teacher observations: reliable, but not perfect

A new study adds to some evidence that, although a relatively reliable measure, teacher observations may be capturing more than...