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Does experience make the best teacher?

Does experience make the best teacher?

At first blush, this new study appears to confirm the well-established finding that more experienced teachers are not really much...

The early bird gets the better teacher candidate pool

The early bird gets the better teacher candidate pool

Pervasive late hiring processes hinder districts' ability to hire high-quality teacher candidates, yet still many districts can't seem to rise out of...

Is the one-track mind of the ed reform movement doing more harm than good?

Is the one-track mind of the ed reform movement doing more harm than good?

The absence of a college diploma, or worse, someone not wanting one, has become something that must be overcome, which reveals...

Substitute teachers during the pandemic: requirements, benefits, and pay

Substitute teachers during the pandemic: requirements, benefits, and pay

Although districts reopening schools virtually may have less need for substitute teachers due to teachers' reduced exposure to illness, districts...

Why, then, do teachers leave?

Why, then, do teachers leave?

Teacher turnover has proven to be not only costly for schools, but also detrimental to teacher effectiveness and student learning....

Testing, testing… Are teachers less likely to quit when states stop testing?

Testing, testing… Are teachers less likely to quit when states stop testing?

Does removing the stress of a standardized test keep teachers in the classroom?

Is undergraduate preparation the best way to train a teacher?

Is undergraduate preparation the best way to train a teacher?

Unlike any other state, the majority of Texas teachers are prepared by non-traditional programs.

Meeting the moment: Preparing teachers to teach for equity

Meeting the moment: Preparing teachers to teach for equity

What is it going to take for teachers to enter the classroom ready to close the opportunity gap, rather than...

To do right by students with disabilities, principals need better tools

To do right by students with disabilities, principals need better tools

A recent study from CALDER provides some insight into how a lack of information may contribute to the challenge of...

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...

Dueling endorsements

Dueling endorsements

Some sensible solutions sometimes turn out to be counterproductive. A prime example may exist in Washington state, which recently instituted...

A bottom-up approach to school openings

A bottom-up approach to school openings

Never much a defender of local control in education, I now think we have nothing to lose by shifting some...

What we’re reading: D.C. Voices: Teacher retention and recruitment during the pandemic

What we’re reading: D.C. Voices: Teacher retention and recruitment during the pandemic

New analysis from Chelsea Coffin and Tanaz Meghjani at the D.C. Policy Center explores some of the teacher workforce data...

Supporting teachers through mentoring and collaboration

Supporting teachers through mentoring and collaboration

As school districts work out next year's instructional format and take stock of their teacher workforce, districts in a position...

A letter from Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises

A letter from Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises

We must recommit ourselves, examine our own practices, and disrupt the insidious barriers that have plagued our education system and...

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