Focus On Developing Teachers, Not Simply Measuring Them

February 9, 2012 | Blog

This cross-posted item is from a piece I wrote for the Silicon Valley Education Foundation’s TOP-Ed blog. ———————————————– Amid the…

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Baking Bread Without The Yeast

January 19, 2012 | Blog

Among my son’s favorite books are the ones in Richard Scarry’s Busytown series. In What Do People Do All Day?,…

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rheeForm

January 12, 2011 | Blog

Proposed education reforms that do not imagine that current and beginning teachers can become more effective while on the job…

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Positive Effects of Comprehensive Teacher Induction

June 28, 2010 | Blog

Today, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. released the final report of its IES/U.S Department of Education-funded randomized controlled trial (RCT) of…

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You’re Fired!

March 24, 2010 | Blog

I am deeply troubled to read columns like this (“Improve education, fire bad teachers”) — both the title and the…

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State Teacher Policies Suck!

January 29, 2010 | Blog

I’m sure glad that Kate Walsh and company weren’t my professors in college. Damn! They are tough graders! With the…

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Research: Attracting New Teachers to Urban Schools

September 22, 2009 | Blog

New research led by Tony Milanowski of the University of Wisconsin-Madison provides more evidence that increasing teacher pay may not…

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New Teacher Center Annual Symposium

July 28, 2009 | Blog

If you are an educational practitioner, policymaker, or researcher with an interest in the needs of new teachers, you may…

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New Teacher Center Annual Symposium

July 1, 2009 | Blog

If you are an educational practitioner, policymaker, or researcher with an interest in the needs of new teachers, you may…

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The Revolving Door of Teachers In Chicago

June 29, 2009 | Blog

The Consortium for Chicago School Research today released an informative study (“The Schools Teachers Leave”) of teacher turnover in Chicago…

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