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District Improvement

By Sarah D. Sparks — March 06, 2018 1 min read

Coherent, ongoing professional development sustains district education improvement, says a report by the Aspen Institute Education and Society Program that sets out a framework for better professional development.

The report argues that teacher professional development should move from “skills-based, content-agnostic training” evaluated mainly by teacher-satisfaction surveys to professional development centered around standards-based content and evaluated based on students’ academic and social-emotional growth.

A version of this article appeared in the March 07, 2018 edition of Education Week as District Improvement

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