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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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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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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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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Using Value Added to Assess Teacher Effectiveness

November 6, 2009 | Blog

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management — an organization not widely known outside of academia and technical policy…

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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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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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Everyone Gets an ‘A’

June 10, 2009 | Blog

The New York Times editorial page opines (“Truth in Teaching”) this morning on teacher evaluation, informed by a new report…

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