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.
Professional Development What Elements Make Teacher Professional Development High Quality?
While 85 percent of teacher PD is classroom-focused, very few of those activities are sustained or data driven, a long-running study finds.
School & District Management What Kinds of Professional Development Are Teachers Doing?
A new report from the Institute of Education Sciences provides a snapshot of the types of PD teachers were doing in the 2011-2012 school year.
Professional Development Study: Most Professional Training for Teachers Doesn't Qualify as 'High Quality'
Only 20 percent of the professional development offered by districts meets the federal definition of "high quality" under the new Every Student Succeeds Act, according to researchers.
School & District Management Study: Improving Teachers' Math Knowledge Doesn't Boost Student Scores
Fourth grade math teachers who took content-intensive professional development improved their own general math knowledge, but those gains did not trickle down to students, according to a new federal study.
Professional Development Who's the Best Deliverer of Teacher PD? Report Says Teachers Still Lack Input
A new report suggests educators continue to lack agency in choosing their own professional learning, but some say that teacher autonomy over PD isn't a perfect solution either.
Teaching Profession Researchers Say U.S. Schools Could Learn From Other Countries on Teacher PD
New international studies highlight the role of embedded professional-learning programs in school improvement.
Professional Development Reports: Teacher PD Drives School Growth, and Other Countries Offer Models
A new pair of studies finds that countries outside the United States have made great strides in teacher professional development using systems that lag in the U.S.
School & District Management Study Casts Doubt on Impact of Teacher Professional Development
A new study by the advocacy group TNTP finds that PD activities don’t seem to factor into why some teachers get better while others don’t.
School & District Management Is PD Behind Teacher Improvement? Maybe Not, Analysis Cautions
A study of three districts by a training and advocacy group failed to find a pattern linking teachers who improved and the type of professional development they received.