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Effectively evaluating special education teachers may require a different approach

A new working paper may be cause for genuine concern regarding the most widely-used evaluation instrument in the country, the...

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It’s time to get serious about professional development and support for substitute teachers

It's time to show our substitute teachers that we value them—and the time they spend with our students.

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Are teacher salaries keeping up with inflation?

An in-depth look at whether teacher salary increases have kept pace with rising consumer prices.

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The evidence is mounting: Teacher specialization in elementary grades hurts student learning

Assigning elementary teachers to teach only their best subjects, also known as "teacher specialization," holds a lot of appeal...

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Are teachers quitting?

Given how disruptive it is for schools to deal with even a single absent teacher, you'd think we would know...

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Four states working to close the teacher diversity gap

Looking back on 2021, what legislative action did states take to close the teacher diversity gap?

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California increased school funding. Here’s why it didn’t work

A new study makes the case that a $23 billion investment in California schools didn't just fail but backfired.

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Dig into the Research: Teacher licensure, student achievement, and the edTPA

NCTQ President Kate Walsh hosts a panel discussion on how the edTPA affects the teaching profession with leading researchers in...

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Seven ways to make improving teacher evaluation worth the work

A look at how using evidence-based practices can help ensure that teacher evaluation systems produce positive outcomes.

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It’s taking a really long time to get state longitudinal data systems right

While most states have made progress in building out their data systems, key data connections are missing.

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What it takes for research to grab the attention of policymakers

A new study explores how education policymakers in the U.S. use research evidence to inform their decisions.

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The rise and fall of better teacher evaluation: Who gets the blame?

Even reasonably sensible ideas that are grounded in strong research still have difficulty overcoming what invariably gets thrown at them.

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Pay increases and other non-obscure strategies to address the substitute teacher shortage

How several large school districts are revisiting policies surrounding pay and health benefits to attract prospective substitute teachers.

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Teacher quality in 2021: A story of resilience

Our nation's educators and students are exhausted and embattled, but not beaten.

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COVID-related incentives for teachers during the 2021-22 school year

Teachers faced many difficulties last year due to the pandemic. Concerns about teachers not returning for the 2021-22 school year...