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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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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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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Building A Better Teacher

December 2, 2010 | Blog

If you haven’t been reading the excellent “Building A Better Teacher” news series in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, you should be….

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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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LA Times Value Added Editorial

September 3, 2010 | Blog

The Los Angeles Times editorial page gets it mostly right today on the value-added issue (“Good teachers, good students,” September…

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More Grist for the Value-Added Mill

September 1, 2010 | Blog

Here is additional smart and pithy commentary on the current value-added conversation that I wasn’t able to incorporate into yesterday’s…

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Adding Value to the Value-Added Debate

August 31, 2010 | Blog

Seeing as I am not paid to blog as part of my daily job, it’s basically impossible for me to…

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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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Where to Begin?

April 21, 2010 | Blog

Where do I begin in critiquing such wrong-headed and vitriolic analysis of Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s veto of SB 6,…

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