Our regular look at current research, trends, and ideas affecting teachers and teaching profession.
Education Report: Six Steps for Upgrading Teacher Evaluation Systems
Current teacher evaluation systems are flawed, but could be improved with six new design standards, according to a recent report.
Education Good Professional Development Depends on Leadership, Study Finds
A British study finds that in order for professional development to flourish and bring results, school leadership must be strong and teachers must be respected for what they bring to the table.
Education Report: Teachers and Policymakers Differ on Effectiveness Measures
Teachers’ views on how instructional effectiveness should be measured, as well as how it could be improved, are not well-aligned with current education policy initiatives, according to a new survey report.
Education Report Pushes for More Flexible Certification Requirements
States should do more to support alternative teacher certification programs, in part by loosening licensure requirements, argues a new paper by the Center for American Progress.