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Increasing the value of student teaching

Student teaching is intended to serve as the opportunity for aspiring teachers to apply what they have learned from their...

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Drowning in data from the OECD

Though I've never considered myself an isolationist, I am increasingly questioning the value of looking beyond American borders for insights...

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How are districts and states using pay to staff high-need schools and subjects?

Paying teachers more to work in high-need schools and subjects—known as "differential pay"—is one of the most powerful tools school...

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Strong support for rigorous principal evaluations

In Tennessee schools, accountability starts at the top - and that might be making all the difference.

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Can better applicant screening raise teacher quality?

It's teacher hiring season, and school districts are out in full force working to recruit teachers.

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Teacher strikes: on the wisdom of restraint

Teachers who had been getting a particularly bad deal stood up to advocate for change in their states, but while...

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Want teachers who are ready on day one? Here's where to look!

As school districts plan for the coming school year, many are already considering where to recruit a fresh crop of...

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In Data We Trust

Without first understanding a problem, it's next-to-impossible to fix it. A new policy brief demonstrates how one state looked first...

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Does Opportunity Culture bring students more opportunities to learn?

About 20 school districts have adopted new staffing models known collectively as Opportunity Culture, each designed to maximize the impact...

Reading into flat NAEP scores

With decades of research that have shown the number of children struggling to read can be cut by two-thirds or...

Is NCTQ’s Teacher Prep Review actually having an impact?

In just a couple of weeks NCTQ will be releasing an updated set of ratings for graduate and alternative route...

POP QUIZ: Why should teacher candidates be trained in assessment?

We've all taken plenty of tests in our time—so surely any of us could figure out how to assess our...

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Can moving teachers between grades actually be harmful to students?

Did you know that moving teachers between grade levels, or "grade switching," can actually be harmful to student achievement? Read...

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Do teachers practice what their prep programs preached?

Teachers often say that of all parts of their training, student teaching was the most valuable. This may leave their...

An impact beyond academics

We've all had our favorite teacher. A teacher who has made a difference in our lives. And as much as...