Will The New President Support New Educators?

August 21, 2008 | Blog

In yesterday’s lukewarm editorial about the presidential candidates’ education policy platforms, the Washington Post clearly sided with Barack Obama as…

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America’s Greatest Education Governor

July 18, 2008 | Blog

The National Education Association (NEA) — the nation’s largest teachers’ union — recently awarded the title of “America’s Greatest Education…

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Teacher Pay Reform in DC

July 8, 2008 | Blog

Interesting developments on teacher compensation in District of Columbia Public Schools…. D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is pushing performance pay…

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The Persistence of Value-Added Teacher Effects

July 7, 2008 | Blog

In case you missed it, eduwonkette offered up an excellent post last month about the accumulation of value-added teacher effects….

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Teacher Mentoring and Student Achievement

July 1, 2008 | Blog

UPDATE (6/28/2010): “Positive Effects of Comprehensive Teacher Induction” Friday afternoon’s blog post on Education Sector’s The Quick and The Ed…

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Does Mentoring Improve New Teachers?

June 25, 2008 | Blog

Even though I’m sitting 1000 miles away in Madison, Wisconsin, my sources inform me that an event is happening as…

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Obama on Teacher Quality

May 29, 2008 | Blog

While teacher quality didn’t make into much of the media coverage of Senator Obama, the topic was featured prominently in…

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Towards More Equitable Teacher Distribution?

May 21, 2008 | Blog

In light of the New York Legislature’s troubling decision to ban the use of student test scores in teacher tenure…

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Institute of Education Sciences

April 28, 2008 | Blog

Today’s Washington Post features a very interesting article about the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences and its…

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