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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Thoughts on Equitable Teacher Distribution

June 17, 2009 | Blog

In a U.S. News & World Report article (“In Urban Classrooms, the Least Experienced Teach the Neediest Kids”), the New…

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Axe-Wielding Policymakers

March 23, 2009 | Blog

In tight fiscal times such as these, policymakers can choose to make needed cuts with a scalpel or an axe….

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Stand For Children

March 20, 2009 | Blog

Child advocacy groups are pretty predictable creatures. They’re all about childhood immunization, child health care, and early childhood education, right?…

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Ideas Worth Exploring

March 19, 2009 | Blog

You’ll have to forgive me for not writing a nice post in complete sentences this morning, as I’m running/flying between…

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Who Says Democratic Governors Have A Monopoly on Education Policy?

January 22, 2009 | Blog

In January 2006 Alabama Governor Bob Riley initiated one of the more thoughtful gubernatorial commissions focused on teacher quality in…

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Do You Know The Way To San Jose?

January 7, 2009 | Blog

Who says there’s nothing to do in February? Come on out to San Jose, California for the New Teacher Center’s…

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New Teacher Center Annual Symposium

December 4, 2008 | Blog

If you’re an educational practitioner, policymaker or researcher interested in supporting new educators, have I got the perfect conference for…

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…And It’s Sarah Palin! Who?!?!

August 29, 2008 | Blog

Word just leaked that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (NGA bio) has been tapped by John McCain to be his vice…

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Mentoring Science Teachers

August 25, 2008 | Blog

I thought I’d share this post from teacher leader Anthony Cody’s blog Living in Dialogue. He discusses an initiative called…

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