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Supporting teachers through induction, mentoring, and collaboration

Supporting teachers through induction, 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...

A letter from NCTQ Board Member Mike Miles: The Courage to Address Systemic Inequity

A letter from NCTQ Board Member Mike Miles: The Courage to Address Systemic Inequity

As school and systems leaders, we have a real opportunity now to change the education system to provide a better...

The emerging science on predicting if a teacher will be effective

The emerging science on predicting if a teacher will be effective

Researchers have spent decades investigating the most valid predictors and measures of teacher quality, with one of the hopes being...

More evidence that teacher evaluation works

More evidence that teacher evaluation works

Well before COVID-19 hit, many states had backed away from only recently adopted teacher evaluation policies. With COVID-19 now dominating...

Teacher layoff criteria during a pandemic-driven recession

Teacher layoff criteria during a pandemic-driven recession

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into a recession. Unsurprisingly, our country's public school system, along with the rest...

Update on districts' teacher policy responses to COVID-19

Update on districts' teacher policy responses to COVID-19

The 2019-2020 school year is coming to a close, but school district leaders will continue to face the challenges of...

Pension debt is crippling any meaningful increases to education funding

Pension debt is crippling any meaningful increases to education funding

In light of the economic turmoil that COVID-19 is bringing about, pension shortfalls are likely to grow at an even more...

Benefits of learning from the best

Benefits of learning from the best

Some of the essential skills can be learned from textbooks and lectures—but knowing how to put it all in motion...

AASPA Benefit Survey On COVID-19 From PK-12 HR

AASPA Benefit Survey On COVID-19 From PK-12 HR

Many are wondering how school districts across the nation are responding to COVID-19. The American Association of School Personnel Administrators...

Challenging the comfortably entrenched with the Teacher Prep Review

Challenging the comfortably entrenched with the Teacher Prep Review

Over a century ago, former school principal Abraham Flexner catalyzed the reform of medical education, producing an exhaustive report and...

Teacher evaluations and support during COVID-19 closures

Teacher evaluations and support during COVID-19 closures

In this unprecedented time of school closures, districts must walk a fine line regarding teacher evaluations.

Student teaching and initial licensure in the times of coronavirus

Student teaching and initial licensure in the times of coronavirus

States must now consider how these coronavirus-related closures are impacting student teaching and other licensure requirements.

How are school districts adapting teacher work policies for emergency closures?

How are school districts adapting teacher work policies for emergency closures?

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, we asked what, if anything, districts had spelled out in their existing policies relevant to...

A message from Kate Walsh

A message from Kate Walsh

This is a grave time. As we try our best to weather this storm, we find ourselves asking a lot...

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