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Upping the ante: The current state of teacher pay in the nation's large school districts

Upping the ante: The current state of teacher pay in the nation's large school districts

As we close in on one year of the COVID-19 lockdown, we examine how resources are being used to recruit...

A moment for humility and a new path forward on reading

A moment for humility and a new path forward on reading

This moment in education requires leaders who will publicly position themselves as the best learners, not the best knowers.

More on student teaching: Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match

More on student teaching: Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match

Teacher candidates' clinical placements should represent an environment similar to what they'll experience in their first teaching job.

Falling short of expectations

Falling short of expectations

New data suggests expectations placed on novice teachers during their first real professional development experience are far too low.

Relearning what it means to be an American

Relearning what it means to be an American

What role should our nation's schools play in fostering an informed electorate?

Tracking district teacher policies in the COVID-19 environment

Tracking district teacher policies in the COVID-19 environment

New data & analysis from negotiated agreements on school reopening, PPE, teacher eval, leave, & more.

Silver linings of 2020: Some much-needed good news in teacher quality research

Silver linings of 2020: Some much-needed good news in teacher quality research

While it may still feel like the 273rd day of March, we're really truly nearing the end of December, and...

If you can’t have it all, prioritize equity

If you can’t have it all, prioritize equity

What if districts could significantly improve student outcomes by moving around the teachers they already have?

Are we done with teacher licensing tests?

Are we done with teacher licensing tests?

Are teacher licensing tests a milestone to achieve or an obstacle to be removed?

Strengthening the teacher workforce even before they enter the classroom

Strengthening the teacher workforce even before they enter the classroom

A recently published study sheds some light on how teacher evaluation and accountability policies might affect the quantity or quality...

Student teaching: The pipeline to great new teachers

Student teaching: The pipeline to great new teachers

Five steps every school district should take to get the most bang for the buck with student teachers

Evaluating teachers during the pandemic

Evaluating teachers during the pandemic

Of the 24 states that have released guidance on teacher evaluation for SY20-21 thus far, 21 are still requiring summative...

October surprises

October surprises

Science has taken some really hard knocks in 2020. Over the past week, however, science had a couple of well-needed...

Preparing for reality: Bringing together the head, heart, and habits

Preparing for reality: Bringing together the head, heart, and habits

Teacher preparation is a delicate balance between having a broad enough lens to account for the multitude of contexts those...

Changing habits: easier than changing hearts and minds?

Changing habits: easier than changing hearts and minds?

The path to becoming anti-racist is long, challenging, and for teachers, essential. Tackling one's mindset and implicit biases takes hard...

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