April 14, 2014 - 8:00:23 posted by Morgan Sanders

Teachers for Transformation Academy Launches

We are now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Teachers for Transformation Academy! Read More»

Topics: StudentsFirst, Teachers

April 11, 2014 - 8:00:29 posted by Laura Roehrs-Meyer

Promoting Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning

This is my eleventh year teaching, and as time has gone on I have come to the same conclusion as Dave Levin, Co-Founder of KIPP Public Charter Schools – character counts as much as academics, if not more. Read More»

Topics: Charter Schools, Teachers

April 01, 2014 - 12:33:19 posted by Rae Shih

Getting to Fair: Equitable Access to Effective Teaching

We know that an effective teacher is the most important in-school factor when it comes to a child’s learning. Sadly, though, students in schools with highly concentrated poverty are more likely to have less effective teachers than their peers in more affluent schools.  Read More»

Topics: Teacher Evaluation, Teachers

March 28, 2014 - 6:38:06 posted by Halli Bayer

What makes a good school board?

It’s amazing to me that most people know so little about school boards despite the fact that they oversee the schools in almost every single district in our country. Why is this? Does school board leadership really matter? Read More»

March 27, 2014 - 4:08:52 posted by Angelia Dickens

Vergara v. California: Ensuring Constitutional Rights Through the Courts

All children -- regardless of family income, race, or zip code -- deserve to be taught by a great teacher. But too often outdated laws and bureaucracy stand in the way. Read More»

March 26, 2014 - 2:44:52 posted by Nithya Joseph

Teacher Salaries and Housing Affordability

After a break of a couple of months, we're excited to bring back the Teacher Trendline series with one of our most popular topics: teacher salaries.  Read More»

Topics: Teacher Pay, Teachers

March 14, 2014 - 1:12:34 posted by Rae Shih

National Survey Shows Strong Support for Common Core Implementation

Today, Achieve, Inc. released the results of its national survey on attitudes towards the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and aligned assessments. Achieve, an independent education nonprofit, helped to develop the standards in conjunction with the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association. Read More»

Topics: Common Core

March 06, 2014 - 2:34:33 posted by StudentsFirst

Making the Grades: What State Policy Report Cards Reveal about Education Reform

At a panel discussion March 5th hosted by the New America Foundation, leading voices in education policy discussed the role state policy report cards play on education reform and whether they translate into concrete change in our schools.  Read More»

Topics: Data, SPRC

March 04, 2014 - 5:28:30 posted by Eric Lerum

How Does Our State Policy Report Card Measure Up?

Over the past number of years, several education reporting and advocacy organizations have contributed to the growing education policy debate by releasing national reports. But what do these reports show? And how can they be a resource for policymakers and education leaders?  Read More»

Topics: SPRC

March 04, 2014 - 2:10:15 posted by Sean Gill

States Should Do More to Secure Retirement Savings for Their Teachers

We should be worried about states’ teacher pension systems. The sad truth is that underfunding is putting teachers’ retirement at risk, and outdated rules create a major barrier in attracting the next generation of great teachers.  Read More»

Topics: Pensions, Teachers

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