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Are colleges of education really cash cows? New data suggests otherwise

Are colleges of education really cash cows? New data suggests otherwise

A new study casts some legitimate doubts about just how much of a cash cow ed schools really are.

Too short, still sweet: When successful systems lack longevity

Too short, still sweet: When successful systems lack longevity

How can we fix well-documented disparities in the education experiences of children living in poverty?

Life lessons from a trip to the hospital

Life lessons from a trip to the hospital

No matter how much I am inclined to trust someone else's expertise, I need to be my own best advocate.

Steps to help create a stronger, more diverse elementary teacher workforce

Steps to help create a stronger, more diverse elementary teacher workforce

School districts currently hire about 70,000 new elementary teachers each year, with the expectation that these teachers are ready to...

Who are today’s teachers?

Who are today’s teachers?

Some noteworthy findings from Richard Ingersoll and his colleagues in the recent examination of how the teaching workforce has changed...

Leaving mid-year: when teacher turnover hurts the most

Leaving mid-year: when teacher turnover hurts the most

Not all teacher turnover is created equal. Some turnover is a good thing. Too much of it is a bad...

Why the big yawn?

Why the big yawn?

There's a big push in many states and among the edu-policy crowd to do away teacher licensing tests.

Words matter: the language of evaluation ratings

Words matter: the language of evaluation ratings

"What's in a name?" Juliet famously asks as she pleads her case to Romeo...

Setting the record straight

Setting the record straight

The newest scare about teacher shortages focuses on the question of teacher retention...

An open letter to all who care about making sure every child in America learns to read

An open letter to all who care about making sure every child in America learns to read

As our nation embarks upon a new year, we must acknowledge a sobering reality…

Hey, Michael Jackson … maybe it really DOES matter if you’re black or white

Hey, Michael Jackson … maybe it really DOES matter if you’re black or white

A new study confirms, yet again, the positive benefits of students of color having a teacher of the same race.

Win-win-win for student teaching

Win-win-win for student teaching

New research adds two fascinating twists to this (thankfully) increasingly popular field of research.

The use of teacher effectiveness in layoff decisions

The use of teacher effectiveness in layoff decisions

Given the importance of great teaching for student learning, including effectiveness data when making layoff decisions is essential.

Late-breaking news: Cooperating teachers should be good at teaching!

Late-breaking news: Cooperating teachers should be good at teaching!

Oftentimes research is way out ahead of the conventional wisdom. Occasionally though, common sense ends up being justified by research.

Feedback is fundamental

Feedback is fundamental

Something doesn't add up.

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