Lamenting the poor lot of student teaching

When we sow benign neglect, it's no wonder we reap mediocrity.


Getting districts and teacher prep on the same page on reading pays off

There's clear evidence that teachers are more effective reading instructors with special education students when both their preservice preparation and...


Does removing tenure lead to a retention problem?

Tenure, a hotly debated education policy lever, is often viewed as a component of a teacher's overall compensation package.


Six steps to use student teachers to solve staffing challenges

For school districts looking to fulfill staffing needs, hosting student teachers offers many advantages to creating a pool of effective...


Showing up

For Black teachers, discussing important issues such as the Capitol Insurrection or Black Lives Matter Movement in a safe and...


Mismatches and movement in new teacher employment

New data show the extent of the mismatch between teachers' certification and the area in which teachers are needed.


The backstory on dislodging pass rate data

Twenty three years after the U.S. Congress first tried to dislodge the pass rates on teacher licensing tests, the dam...


The importance of content knowledge for elementary teachers

Elementary teachers need to know the content they will teach.


Reflections on Starbucks and rural teaching shortages

To attract teachers to rural areas we either have to come up with a significant and steady infusion of cash—or...


Does state oversight of teacher prep make a difference?

A new study focused on Massachusetts finds a direct link between its performance rating of providers with the future effectiveness...


Teacher licensure pass rate data: Lessons learned on teacher quality and diversity

Information gleaned from licensure tests can offer a compass, guiding efforts to strengthen and diversify the teacher workforce.


A look at districts’ planning and collaboration policies for their teachers

As districts begin to plan what the next school year will look like, we analyze how teacher planning and collaboration time are...


The opportunity to learn from teacher licensure pass rate data — and why it matters

Strengthening our teacher workforce begins with better, more transparent data.


A framework for success: Q&A with UNC's Dr. Laura Bilbro-Berry

The University of North Carolina's Dr. Laura Bilbro-Berry discusses how the UNC System created a structured framework to help improve...


Back to the basics to boost reading results: Q&A with TSU's Dr. Jerri Haynes

Tennessee State University's Dr. Jerri Haynes on how their college of education worked to ensure its teacher candidates were better...