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Want teachers who are ready on day one? Here's where to look!

As school districts plan for the coming school year, many are already considering where to recruit a fresh crop of...

In Data We Trust

Without first understanding a problem, it's next-to-impossible to fix it. A new policy brief demonstrates how one state looked first...

Does Opportunity Culture bring students more opportunities to learn?

About 20 school districts have adopted new staffing models known collectively as Opportunity Culture, each designed to maximize the impact...

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...

Is NCTQ’s Teacher Prep Review actually having an impact?

In just a couple of weeks NCTQ will be releasing an updated set of ratings for graduate and alternative route...

POP QUIZ: Why should teacher candidates be trained in assessment?

We've all taken plenty of tests in our time—so surely any of us could figure out how to assess our...

Can moving teachers between grades actually be harmful to students?

Did you know that moving teachers between grade levels, or "grade switching," can actually be harmful to student achievement? Read...

Do teachers practice what their prep programs preached?

Teachers often say that of all parts of their training, student teaching was the most valuable. This may leave their...

An impact beyond academics

We've all had our favorite teacher. A teacher who has made a difference in our lives. And as much as...

DC's Fair Weather Friends

Okay, I'm on a bit of a rant. I've now written here, here, and here about education advocates doing...

How will the upcoming Janus Supreme Court case impact teachers in each state

In light of the upcoming Supreme Court oral arguments on the highly significant Janus vs. AFSCME case, we took a...

Teacher prep programs should check their work

As a student, it is so frustrating when a teacher never returns your work. How will you know how you...

When it comes to attracting out-of-state teachers, do states shoot themselves in the foot?

As many states struggle to staff all their classrooms, they might want to examine the degree to which their own...

So, what makes someone want to be a teacher?

No one is surprised when 9th and 10th grade students want to be rock stars, professional athletes, or YouTube celebrities....

Performance Pay: How Teacher Evaluations Impact Compensation

In light of new research regarding performance pay, this month's Trendline takes a look at how a teacher's evaluation rating...

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