PD Research

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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.
Denisa R. Superville, September 22, 2022
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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.
Rick Hess, August 29, 2022
5 min read
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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.
Denisa R. Superville, July 12, 2022
4 min read
Principal Vernicka Rolle-Murray leads students to classrooms after breakfast, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, during the first day of school at Washington Elementary School in Riviera Beach, Fla.
Principal Vernicka Rolle-Murray leads students to classrooms after breakfast on the first day of classes at Washington Elementary School in Riviera Beach, Fla., in 2021.
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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.
Denisa R. Superville, June 7, 2022
6 min read
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.
January 27, 2022
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.
EdWeek Research Center, November 2, 2021
1 min read
42% of Principals are considering leaving their position. Are you one of them?
42% of Principals are considering leaving their position. Are you one of them?
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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?
Peter DeWitt, April 18, 2021
7 min read
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.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 26, 2018
3 min read
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.
Urban Education Contributor, October 12, 2017
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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.
Urban Education Contributor, October 9, 2017
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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.
Madeline Will, August 7, 2017
3 min read
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.
Madeline Will, June 13, 2017
3 min read
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.
Brenda Iasevoli, May 3, 2017
3 min read
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.
Madeline Will, November 23, 2016
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