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Dueling endorsements

Some sensible solutions sometimes turn out to be counterproductive. A prime example may exist in Washington state, which recently instituted...

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A bottom-up approach to school openings

Never much a defender of local control in education, I now think we have nothing to lose by shifting some...

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What we’re reading: D.C. Voices: Teacher retention and recruitment during the pandemic

New analysis from Chelsea Coffin and Tanaz Meghjani at the D.C. Policy Center explores some of the teacher workforce data...

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Supporting teachers through mentoring and collaboration

As school districts work out next year's instructional format and take stock of their teacher workforce, districts in a position...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Teacher evaluations and support during COVID-19 closures

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