Professional Development Irrelevant, Too Conceptual, Boring: Social-Emotional Learning PD Often Falls Flat
Insufficient professional development is a major challenge to teaching social-emotional learning effectively.
Professional Development What Works—and What Doesn't—in Teacher PD
PD frequently misses the mark. But researchers have learned how to make it count for teachers—and some of their tips are low cost.
Professional Development From Our Research Center One-Time PD Is Not Effective. Why Do Districts Still Rely on It?
One reason, experts say, is a mismatch between what teachers say they want from PD and what administrators think they want.
Equity & Diversity How Carefully Tailored PD Can Help Principals Become Equity Leaders
A partnership involving several districts suggests smart professional development can help principals improve equitable practices.
Professional Development Opinion 6 Myths About Teacher Professional Development
What's working and what can we do better to make PD the solution it's intended to be? Scholars take a crack at it.
School & District Management A Big Gap in K-12 Leadership Prep: Teaching School Finance Skills
More than half of prep programs in a recent review did not prepare principals to master basic financial tasks.
Professional Development Principal Prep and PD: What Works and What's Being Left Out
Decades of research has clarified what effective principals need to know and where training programs succeed or lag.
Professional Development Reports Principal Professional Development: Results of a National Survey
This report examines results from a survey asking principals to share their views regarding professional development and training.
Professional Development From Our Research Center What School and District Leaders Get, Want, and Need From Professional Development
The EdWeek Research Center surveyed hundreds of educators about their professional development access, requirements, and preferences.
School & District Management Opinion 42 Percent of Principals Want to Leave Their Position. Will You Let Them?
There are specific reasons leaders cite for reasons they want to leave their positions. What can we do about it? Do we care?
Professional Development Districts Want Teacher Evaluation. What Do Principals Want?
The best-laid plans for teacher evaluation systems don't always survive contact with the classroom, and a new study suggests that how principals "tinker" can make a difference in how teachers really get judged.
Professional Development Opinion Research Findings Spur Efforts to Improve Professional Development for Rural Teachers
Research findings on professional development challenges for rural teachers spur new improvement efforts. Contributed by REL Southwest.
Professional Development Opinion New Study Sheds Light on Rural Teachers' Professional Development Challenges
The first statewide data collection on teacher professional development in Oklahoma sheds light on challenges rural school teachers are facing. Contributed by REL Southwest.
Professional Development Many Teachers Have 'No Say' in Decisions About Their Own PD, Survey Finds
A nationwide survey found that nearly 20 percent of teachers say they have no input in their school's professional learning decisions.