Published Articles & Media
How To Get Past the “Talent Hogs” Problem
Redesign roles, budgets, and schedules to put excellent teachers in charge of small teaching teams, for more pay.
A Missing Key Ingredient for Widespread Personalization: Innovative School Staffing
In typical schools, teachers just don’t have the daily guidance, constant feedback, and support from colleagues to improve fast when trying something new.
New Research on Opportunity Culture: Multi-Classroom Leaders’ Teams Produce Significant Learning Gains
The study compared student growth in classrooms led by teachers in Opportunity Culture roles to student growth in non-Opportunity Culture classrooms.
One More Time Now: Why Lowering Class Sizes Backfires
A large-scale reduction requires hiring massively more teachers, dipping deeper and deeper into the applicant pool.
How and Why Districts and Charters Engage
Lessons from Cleveland
Every School Can Have a Great Principal: A Fresh Vision for How
A new kind of principal would work with a "team of leaders" made up of great teachers within their school and could also lead multiple schools.
Keep Your Yardsticks Off Teachers’ Careers, Unless . . .
... the results of teacher evaluations are used to give teachers better on-the-job training and meaningful opportunities for advancement.
Digital Providers: Let Great Teachers Drive Technology Use, Get Results
What should we take away from News Corp.’s recent announcement that it is writing off losses stemming from its digital education wing Amplify?
Instead of Ineffective Professional Development, Try Redesigning Teacher Roles
TNTP's new report The Mirage is appropriately gloomy on the overall state of professional learning nationwide, but change is already happening in some places.
Opportunity Culture Outcomes: The First Two Years
Can we work together to change policies and systems to support giving every student access to excellent teaching, and giving every teacher outstanding career opportunities without being forced up and out of the classroom?