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September 25, 2018
A new report argues that students are suffering through bad teaching and simplistic classwork. Is that true?
America’s public schools are full of students who aren’t being challenged, a new study says. But It’s not clear its methods can support such strong conclusions.
February 6, 2018
With new focus on curriculum, Gates Foundation wades into tricky territory
The Gates Foundation has a new plan intended to help public schools: improve the materials that teachers use to teach. But that may run into some challenges.
Classrooms without teachers
January 9, 2018
In many large school districts, hundreds of teaching positions were unfilled as school year began
In the country’s largest school districts, thousands of students started the school year without a permanent teacher, according to data from public records.
inside the playbook
December 6, 2017
A ‘portfolio’ of schools? How a nationwide effort to disrupt urban school districts is gaining traction
From Atlanta to Cincinnati to Oakland, a loosely connected network of nonprofit groups is working to reshape the way their school districts function.
Movers and shakers
September 19, 2017
Berrick Abramson to lead education work at Colorado think tank, Keystone
Abramson, who lives in Jefferson County, joins Keystone after a long stint at TNTP, an education nonprofit formerly known as The New Teacher Project.
September 14, 2017
Efforts to ‘raise the bar’ for becoming a teacher are running headlong into efforts to diversify the profession. Now what?
Education advocates want to have it both ways: they want more teachers of color and to “raise the bar” for the profession with measures that screen out certain groups.
End of an era
August 9, 2017
New York City to bring high-profile Teaching Fellows program in-house, ending role for nonprofit TNTP
The decision follows a similar plan to move training for aspiring principals in-house.
draining the pool
August 7, 2017
Five things we still don’t know about who is in New York City’s Absent Teacher Reserve
The truth is, we know very little about the teachers in the pool.
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.
August 11, 2016
Pushing back on Common Core criticism, an advocacy group promotes challenging student work
A nonprofit organization that spurred a national effort to toughen teacher evaluations wants to redirect policy makers' attention — toward too-easy student work.
April 17, 2015
State: New York City’s top-rated teachers less likely to serve black and Hispanic students
City teachers who received the highest ratings were less likely to serve black and Hispanic students, state education officials said this week.
February 4, 2015
State board stops short of guiding schools toward more test scores in teacher ratings
The Indiana State Board of Education today held off a decision to ask school districts to count test scores and other “objective” measures of teaching…
February 3, 2015
State board poised to add more test scores into teacher ratings
The Indiana State Board of Education is expected to vote tomorrow on how much student test scores factor into teacher evaluations — for some, it could…
January 26, 2015
Lilly Endowment gives The Mind Trust $3.4 million to expand Teach for America, The New Teacher Project
Teacher training programs Teach for America and The New Teacher Project could grow their ranks in Indianapolis by more than 300 educators thanks to a $3.4…
November 3, 2014
Teach for America vs. traditional training programs: This year’s state report card
Both alternative certification teacher programs like Teach for America and traditional programs are producing high-quality teachers, according to an annual evaluation of Tennessee teacher training programs.
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