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It's Time to Restructure Teacher Professional Development

Following a concerning report on the state of teacher professional development, Mike Schmoker explores how to transform the practice. (October 20, 2015)

Spotlight on Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

In this Spotlight, discover the benefits and challenges of leveraging non-cognitive factors in classrooms, read commentary on fostering student engagement and inspiring lifelong learners, and reconsider common stigmas of student failure.

Issue Backgrounder

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Teacher Evaluation: An Issue Overview
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Professional Development

Teacher Beat Blog

11/25 01:06 pm | Talk of a Teachers' Strike in Chicago Gets Real | Chicago's teachers' union is making noises about a possible strike next year.

Teaching Ahead Blog

10/18 09:24 pm | Solving Teacher Shortages: A Comprehensive Approach | To combat teaching shortages and advance the teaching profession will require effort across multiple levels of government, William Hayes and Sharif El-Mekki writes.

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Special Collection

Commentary Collection: Perspectives on TFA in its 20th Year
In its two decades, Teach For America has dispatched more than 20,000 young teachers to work in some of America's poorest schools and communities.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
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Teacher Wendi Pillars offers methods to improve co-teaching relationships, which she says create new understandings and develop more effective practices.
October 26, 2015 - Teacher
As performance-based teacher-licensure exams like the edTPA gain currency, reports of related tutoring services and online materials raise new questions.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
Following a concerning report on the state of teacher professional development, Mike Schmoker explores how to transform the practice.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
The most vocal teacher-educators are propagating the misperception that everything in the profession can be quantified, writes Christina Berchini.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
Universal Design for Learning is the perfect go-to teaching tool to guide instructional decisions, Elizabeth Stein says.
October 19, 2015 - Teacher
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's plan to stay the course on education won praise for steadfastness and renewed some old criticism.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
A new state report says the legislature hasn't done enough to entice teachers to stay, despite some modifications to the salary schedule.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
Dual-credit programs in 19 states feel threatened by a new rule requiring high school teachers of those classes to have a master's degree.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
Susan Hopgood, Lily Eskelsen-García, and Randi Weingarten explain their support for the global "sustainable development goals" adopted recently by the United Nations.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week

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