Spring 2010

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Vol. 03, Issue 2
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Bill Gates describes his foundation’s recent $335 million investment in developing evaluation systems to improve teacher effectiveness as a “high risk” initiative that could fail.
A Chicago school-turnaround program gets results by working with teachers, not against them.
The National Staff Development Council is pushing Congress to adopt a new, expanded definition of professional development.
Controversy is brewing over some savvy teachers’ practice of selling lesson plans online.
Children who focus on innate ability are not as successful academically as those who focus on effort.
A new study offers tips for schools on becoming more collaborative.
Nearly 30 percent of teachers use a social networking site or social media community for classroom instruction, according to new data.
A look at the definition, core concepts, and growing use of RTI
Early-reading expert Richard Allington believes response to intervention is possibly "our last, best hope" for achieving full literacy in the United States. So why does he sound so unhopeful?
A Colorado district adapts response to intervention to its own needs and instructional philosophy and sees early signs of success.
With a growing array of RTI-related products on the market, schools need to make purchasing choices carefully.
A California district sees gains from using RTI with English-language learners.
In their second year of RTI implementation, a teacher and her principal discuss what's working and what still needs work.
A special educator's view of response to intervention
How RTI can refocus math instruction on student learning
Teacher blogger Tamara Fisher offers an idea for a more inclusive RTI model, designed to include accelerated-learning tiers for gifted students.
Teacher readers share their experiences in working with response to intervention.

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