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A Teacher Evaluation System That Works

Teachers are applauding an evaluation system started by two 23-year-old grads from Yale.

09/15/2014

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Engineering A Love For Science In Kids

Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.

09/08/2014

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KIPP Honored By ‘Broad Prize’

The award focuses on urban schools that are closing the achievement gap between minority and low-income students and their white higher income peers.

07/23/2014

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Studies Say ‘Good Behavior Game’ Is Effective

Today, behavior management is an important part of teacher training. Twenty-two studies analyze its effectiveness.

07/22/2014

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Expanded School Day Could Boost Teacher Effectiveness

A new report from the National Center on Time & Learning looks at how expanded school schedules can be used to boost effectiveness – allowing more time for educators to plan

06/10/2014

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‘Value-Added Method’ Of Teacher Evaluation Does Not Measure True Value

A study finds teachers who were well-regarded on student surveys and principal classroom observations, had students who did poorly on tests and the opposite also was true.

05/21/2014

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Students – And Phillies – Show Appreciation For Favorite Teachers

Every year the Phillies have a contest, asking kids and their families to identify their best teachers. This year, 1000 nominations were submitted.

05/06/2014

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Teachers Visiting Parents Helps Students

Engaging parents of students in K-12 has shown success in Washington DC, operating in more than 20 schools at all levels.

02/05/2014

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Tenure Track Professors Not Necessarily Best Teachers

Researchers found that college instructors who are not on the tenure track system surprisingly out-performed the tenured professors in introductory undergraduate classes.

11/06/2013

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Building Relationships To Foster Academic Achievement

There’s no question that increasing achievement is the foremost goal of teachers in our schools but teachers vary in their strategies and we need to find models that work. Here’s one.

10/29/2013

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Tough Teachers Get Results

Claremont University researchers observed 31 excellent teachers (based on student test scores) and found those who were strict were the most effective.

10/16/2013

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Grit Trumps Talent

When we think of well-achieved kids, we think of talent and brains. But new research suggests we should think again.

10/07/2013

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The Trouble With Testing Mania

For a broad view of our troubles in education, read The New York Times editorial “The Trouble With Testing Mania.”

07/24/2013

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US Education Spending Tops International List

Despite being the top spender on education, the US trails other countries on international tests.

07/16/2013

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MOOCS Providing Online Teacher Education

MOOCs, “massively open online courses,” are reaching vast numbers of people and now the organization is moving into professional development for K-12 education.

06/11/2013

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