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More districts are paying teachers strategically to meet critical needs. Is yours?

More districts are paying teachers strategically to meet critical needs. Is yours?

District incentives to recruit and retain teachers will likely fall short if they lack specific attention to the needs of...

More than words: 7 approaches to monitoring implementation of reading laws

More than words: 7 approaches to monitoring implementation of reading laws

Since 2019, policymakers have enacted more than 220 literacy-related bills nationwide. The distance from the statehouse to the classroom is...

AI coaching for teachers: Does it work, and do teachers trust it?

AI coaching for teachers: Does it work, and do teachers trust it?

New research suggests that targeted and timely AI feedback on teachers' instruction is possible and can improve instruction—but teachers still...

As a reading teacher, I wasn’t prepared to help kids like Kaeden; I am now

As a reading teacher, I wasn’t prepared to help kids like Kaeden; I am now

This reading teacher wasn't prepared to teach students who struggled to read. Thanks to a training program that taught her...

Paraprofessional and educator-support role staffing has increased to the benefit of students and teachers, but will it last?

Paraprofessional and educator-support role staffing has increased to the benefit of students and teachers, but will it last?

The proportion of individuals in educator-support roles (paraprofessionals, counselors, etc.) has consistently grown over the last decade. Compare state and...

Raising a red flag: LIFO policies harm teacher diversity, teacher quality, and student learning

Raising a red flag: LIFO policies harm teacher diversity, teacher quality, and student learning

As ESSER funding depletes and teacher layoffs set in, school districts should consider teacher performance and other alternatives to last-in-first-out.

When it comes to Chicago students, patience may not be a virtue

When it comes to Chicago students, patience may not be a virtue

Researchers say Chicago Public Schools ultimately assigns students to teachers known to be low-performing and unlikely to improve.

Myth-busted: Teachers don’t skip school

Myth-busted: Teachers don’t skip school

A working paper reveals a commonly held assumption that teachers frequently miss work compared to other professionals is wrong.

High-impact tutoring: Five ways to increase effectiveness with students

High-impact tutoring: Five ways to increase effectiveness with students

The impact of the pandemic continues to have far-reaching consequences for students, teachers, school staff, and other stakeholders at every...

Transforming education: The LEARNS Act's impact on teacher salaries in Arkansas

Transforming education: The LEARNS Act's impact on teacher salaries in Arkansas

In March 2023, Arkansas passed the Literacy, Empowerment, Accountability, Readiness, Networking and School Safety Act (LEARNS). A recent research brief...

A promising investment in improving reading instruction in California

A promising investment in improving reading instruction in California

As increasing numbers of schools, districts, and states embrace and invest in a scientifically based approach to teaching reading, some...

What training for a marathon can teach us about clinical practice for teachers

What training for a marathon can teach us about clinical practice for teachers

Teacher preparation isn't a sprint; it's a marathon. And just like preparing for a long race, it requires well-planned practice,...

How long is your school year? It depends—a lot—on where you live

How long is your school year? It depends—a lot—on where you live

As district administrators know, there's no one way to map the school calendar. Depending on where you live, the start...

Start at the Beginning: Understanding the earliest part of the teacher pipeline can improve recruitment

Start at the Beginning: Understanding the earliest part of the teacher pipeline can improve recruitment

Understanding how and from where to recruit people into the teaching profession has long been a focus for researchers, education...

OK, Boomer: Why younger generations may be more effective teachers

OK, Boomer: Why younger generations may be more effective teachers

New research found measurable differences in teacher quality between different generations of teachers—with Baby Boomers being least effective.

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