We are facing some real challenges in obtaining the high-quality, diverse teacher workforce that we need.
A new proposal for reforming teacher education
Maybe we need to rethink how teachers’ pay schedules are structured.
Have these new evaluation systems had a net positive or negative effect on our nation’s schools?
An interview with Dan Goldhaber about new research on the impact of disadvantaged kids being assigned less effective teachers.
EdStat: Being Exposed to a Duty-to-Bargain Law for All 12 Years of Schooling Reduces Male Earnings by Almost $1,500 Per Year
“Duty-to-bargain” laws require school districts to negotiate with teachers unions in good faith.
The state’s new evaluation system has been especially effective at differentiating teachers by the skillfulness of their work.
According to the 2017 EdNext poll, support for merit pay for teachers among the general public has dropped from 67 percent in 2010 to 46 percent in 2017.
When charter schools opt out of state retirement plans, they usually offer their teachers an alternative.
States’ teacher pension plans have been managed so poorly that they’re now underfunded by $500 billion.
In 19 states, charter schools can offer their teachers an alternative to state retirement plans.
Charter sectors have a lot more control over their teacher pipelines than they realize.
Pension costs, excluding Social Security and retiree health insurance, have grown from $520 per student in 2004 to $1,220 today.
Public education has some of the lowest rates of job turnover in our economy.
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.
How school buildings affect teacher collaboration
That so many ed reformers have steered clear of advocating for proven curricula speaks volumes about how resistant our culture is to anything that puts limits on individual autonomy.
Bachelor’s degree completion gaps make it much harder to achieve a teaching force whose diversity mirrors that of the student population.
Sara Ziemnik answers some practical questions from teachers about how she teaches history.
How racial bias hinders student attainment
A chat with Sara Ziemnik about teaching history and how to nurture open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.
Why are the unions not more concerned about a new study finding that 28% of district teachers miss more than ten days of school for personal and sick leave?
28.3 percent of teachers in traditional public schools miss eleven or more days of school for illness or personal reasons.
A survey of school leaders that found they were spending 19 days a year on superfluous paperwork due to the state’s new teacher-evaluation system.
The New York Times ran an interminable front-page piece on Sunday raising doubts about the ethics and propriety of teachers who promote commercial products.