A New Year

January 8, 2011 | Blog

We hope all our readers enjoyed relaxing holidays and have returned refreshed for the new year. While our family and…

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Misleading Manifesto

October 8, 2010 | Blog

I’m sorry, but the “manifesto” published in today’s Washington Post really pisses me off because it is built upon a…

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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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ESEA Hearing on Teachers and Leaders

April 15, 2010 | Blog

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is holding a hearing this morning on the reauthorization of…

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Teaching and Learning Conditions

April 6, 2010 | Blog

I’m catching up on education news and blogging after some well-spent time with our family in New York and Vermont…

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Live from San Jose

February 8, 2010 | Blog

Tomorrow I’ll be Twittering from the New Teacher Center’s 12th National Symposium in San Jose, California. Tuesday’s agenda features a…

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Race To The Top: Under The Hood

November 13, 2009 | Blog

My colleagues and I at the New Teacher Center submitted revised language during the public comment period to strengthen proposed…

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Teachers’ Voice

October 21, 2009 | Blog

An important survey was released this week that captures teachers’ perceptions of their professional working environment. The national study of…

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Superteacher To The Rescue!

September 21, 2009 | Blog

Given the recent spate of federally-funded studies showing no effect of a variety of educational innovations and interventions, my predicted…

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RttT: Redefining Teacher Effectiveness

August 28, 2009 | Blog

My colleagues and I at the New Teacher Center have offered up what I believe to be a balanced and…

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