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August 15, 2018
Carranza aims to speed up anti-bias training for educators, calling it a ‘cornerstone’ of school improvement
The chancellor's goal is to compress the original four-year roll out of the anti-bias training to two.
June 26, 2018
Teachers expecting to be paid for two summer trainings will only be paid for one. Now they’re dropping out.
The superintendent said he was willing to talk with the school board about more stipends for professional development, but he was hesitant to pay more.
May 17, 2018
As historians and New York City educators, here’s what we hope teachers hear in the city’s new anti-bias training
New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio just committed $23 million over the next four years to support…
March 21, 2018
During Memphis visit, former Newark schools chief touts ways to change student discipline
Cami Anderson is meeting this week with educators in Memphis as part of her Discipline Revolution Project.
January 31, 2018
How ‘central office’ in Memphis is taking on a new meaning under Sharon Griffin
A year after becoming the first chief of schools, Griffin is working to make central office more responsive to needs of schools rather than imposing top-down mandates.
October 18, 2017
How a Memphis pre-K giant is changing the way early childhood educators are taught
About 500 Memphis teachers will go through Porter-Leath’s training this year in an effort to boost the quality of early education instruction.
August 9, 2017
Tennessee teachers are warming to evaluations as a tool to improve their work, survey says
The state’s latest educator survey shows that 75 percent of teachers found evaluations helpful last year in improving their teaching, almost double from 2012.
try try again
July 20, 2017
Why this Bronx middle school believes in second — and third — chances
Students are regularly tested on learning targets. But they’re also given three chances to prove they’ve mastered the skills.
mend it or end it?
July 12, 2017
Why a long-time critic of teacher professional development is arguing against Trump’s push to cut federal funds for it
Dan Weisberg, the president of TNTP was on Capitol Hill this week pushing back against the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to Title II funding.
An education U-turn
June 22, 2017
Carmen Fariña wants to help New York City teachers get better at teaching. But some of her own reforms are getting in the way.
The chancellor’s emphasis on teaching the teachers marks a radical shift from the preceding administration.
August 17, 2016
GRIT? 901PD4ME? Memphis teachers invited to name new professional learning system
Shelby County Schools is seeking to build excitement around its new tool for professional development.
July 25, 2016
New Nashville teacher cooperative chips away at public, private partition
A new teacher cooperative hosted by the University School of Nashville brings together teachers from Nashville's public and private schools.
June 16, 2016
Memphis Teacher Residency launches new training program
Almost 300 teachers and graduates of the teacher residency program will have access to a new training program this year called MTRUniversity.
May 25, 2016
Why one Brooklyn high school is making a big bet on teacher training
Abraham Lincoln High School is gambling on professional development as a way to improve student outcomes.
March 21, 2016
Six months after sobering study, bill to up pre-K quality heads to governor’s desk
State lawmakers unanimously pass a bill designed to make pre-K classrooms stronger.
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