EdNext Podcast: Engaging Teachers Unions in Education Reform

Robert Maranto, the 21st Century Chair in Leadership in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss why school reformers should try to work with teachers unions in an effort to improve schools.

When Race is the Primary Job Qualification for Teachers

An interview that stops at the “story” sets up employees for failure

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars

‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.

‘You Can’t Un-Look at It’

Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard explains the program’s effect on teachers, including herself

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.

The Education Exchange: Are Teachers Really Underpaid?

Andrew G. Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss a new article and whether teachers are paid appropriately compared to similar professions.

EdNext Podcast: Elisa Villanueva Beard and the Impact of Teach For America

Elisa Villanueva Beard, the CEO of Teach For America, joins EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the organization and a new study by Katharine M. Conn, Virginia S. Lovison and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, which details how the organization impacts the beliefs of its teachers.

How Teach for America Affects Beliefs about Education

Connecting Classroom Experience to Opinions on Education Reform

The Secret Source of Lost Learning and Educator Burnout

Teachers spend more than a third of their instructional time on tasks other than instruction. And that’s before we add in paperwork done outside the classroom.

You Might Be Surprised Which States Prioritize Higher Teacher Salaries

The U.S. is spending dramatically more per pupil than in decades past, yet teacher salaries have barely kept pace with inflation.

AFT Misses a Chance to Demand that Teachers Get Support They Need

Teachers are angry about inadequate training and poor curricula.

Straight Up Conversation: Teaching Matters CEO Lynette Guastaferro

Lynette Guastaferro is the CEO of Teaching Matters, which currently serves 237 urban schools. Their programs include Early Reading Matters, which coaches teachers on how to better teach reading skills.

Do Smarter Teachers Make Smarter Students?

International evidence on teacher cognitive skills and student performance

Pension Fix Depends On Accurate Counting

How should we measure teacher longevity?

Q&A: Eleanor Goetzinger

A veteran teacher reflects on the Oklahoma strike

EdNext Podcast: Lessons from an Effort to Reform Teacher Evaluation

For four years, Tom Kane ran a project for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which offered to help a set of school districts develop new ways of evaluating teacher effectiveness. He talks with EdNext’s Marty West about lessons to be learned from that effort.

Sketching a Workable Way Forward on Teacher Pay

There’s a win-win solution to teacher compensation. But it requires a willingness to rethink how teachers are paid and how school dollars are spent.

The Full Measure of a Teacher

Using value-added to assess effects on student behavior

Develop and Validate — Then Scale

Lessons from the Gates Foundation’s Effective Teaching Strategy

What Exactly Is Teacher Professionalism, Anyway?

“Teacher professionalism” can mean profoundly different things to different people. Fordham’s Robert Pondiscio argues that the key to professionalizing teaching is to ask, “What do the kids do all day?”

School Leaders Can Help Reduce Minority Teacher Turnover

Teacher turnover and shortages are challenges that the entire education field faces, but these challenges are especially acute for teachers of color.

Becoming an Instructional Coach

An interview with two teachers-turned-coaches about how they made the transition.

EdStat: All Else Being Equal, Teachers with Classes in which 20 Percent of Students had an Emotional/ Behavioral Disorder were 2.15 Percentage Points More Likely to Leave Their School or Teaching

Teachers are likely a key element in the successful inclusion of students with disabilities (SWDs), but few studies have investigated how general-education teachers are impacted.

EdStat: Twenty-Seven Percent of Public K‒12 Schools had a Reading Coach on Staff by the 2015‒16 School Year, According to the National Teacher and Principal Survey

Does one-to-one coaching actually help teachers get better?

Taking Teacher Coaching To Scale

Can Personalized Training Become Standard Practice?

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