When the economy’s down, stock up

When the economy’s down, stock up

It's safe to say that recessions are bad – people lose jobs, investments lose value, politicians lose elections. However, it...

When more is less

When more is less

Time and again research has failed to find evidence that earning a master's degree make a teacher more effective.

Reading into flat NAEP scores

Reading into flat NAEP scores

With decades of research that have shown the number of children struggling to read can be cut by two-thirds or...

Unpacking Secondary Certification: Where the Rubber Misses the Road

Unpacking Secondary Certification: Where the Rubber Misses the Road

This is the final installment in a series exploring secondary certifications, state licensing tests, and the subject matter preparation that...

Unpacking Secondary Certification: How States Fail Licensing Tests

Unpacking Secondary Certification: How States Fail Licensing Tests

As has been previously detailed, secondary certification is a hot mess, and looking at state-mandated licensing tests adds yet another...

Unpacking Secondary Certification: State Certification Discontinuity

Unpacking Secondary Certification: State Certification Discontinuity

There are nearly as many arrangements of science and social studies certifications as there are states, which is somewhat astonishing...

Unpacking Secondary Certification: The Two Types of Certification

Unpacking Secondary Certification: The Two Types of Certification

There is a seemingly simple path to high school certification: complete a major in the subject you want to teach...

For those who want to teach: UTeach

Looking for an effective math teacher? What about a skilled science instructor? Need both? UTeach programs have you covered.That's the...

Student-Centered Instruction to Boost Mathematics Achievement?

Student-Centered Instruction to Boost Mathematics Achievement?

Want to increase mathematics achievement for all first grade students? Focus on teacher-directed instruction. That takeaway is from new research by Paul Morgan and...

No greater than the sum of their parts

No greater than the sum of their parts

If one Teach For America (TFA) corps member can boost student test scores at a higher rate than other teachers in...

Time to STEM the tide

Alarmingly few teacher prep programs ensure STEM knowledge

Putting basic skills first in Illinois

Illinois' poorly-timed basic skills test is leaving teacher candidates out in the cold

Common Core... There's an app for that

Are the CCSS a bit dense? Yes, but a number of smart phone apps may help

Chasing equity solutions

Paying great teachers to change schools has real benefits. But what are the costs?

More teacher prep information is on the way

Joining a handful of states, Michigan will soon hold teacher prep programs more accountable for their graduates

What makes great teachers great?

The nation's best teachers find formal teacher training least valuable

Where is biology not biology?

High school certifications are meant to ensure that teachers know their subjects. It doesn't always seem to work out that...

Teacher voices: A call for more content

High school teachers can't teach what they don't know. Research has shown that the academic success of high school students...

MEGA news for new teachers in Missouri

Missouri looks to raise the bar for licensure with revamped licensure tests

Raising Standards Down Under

The U.S. isn't the only country thinking about raising the bar for entry into teacher prep.

The School Year Shuffle

Taking a closer look at the (non) trend of extending the school year

The new black in ed reform?

Massachusetts and Iowa move teacher prep reform to the top of the agenda