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Prominent National Education Reformer Making a Home in Nashville | Missouri News Horizon

Prominent National Education Reformer Making a Home in Nashville | Missouri News Horizon

Prominent National Education Reformer Making a Home in Nashville

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One of Tennesssee’s newest residents, who happens to be a rock star of education reform, told an attentive group of southern legislators in Memphis Sunday it’s time to bring back a culture of competitiveness to the nation’s education system.

Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington D.C. schools and founder of StudentsFirst, a

Dean E. Vogel | New CTA President - California Teachers Association

Dean E. Vogel | New CTA President - California Teachers Association

Dean E. Vogel became the new president of CTA on June 26, 2011. Dean has served as CTA's Vice-President and Secretary Treasurer.

TFA founder vs. Diane Ravitch at Aspen Ideas Festival | DeFENSE

TFA founder vs. Diane Ravitch at Aspen Ideas Festival | DeFENSE

TFA founder vs. Diane Ravitch at Aspen Ideas Festival

This is a very interesting discussion between Diane Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System and education historian, and

Teacher cheating, student testing and the great education tradeoff - The Washington Post

Teacher cheating, student testing and the great education tradeoff - The Washington Post

Teacher cheating, student testing and the great education tradeoff

Education reform is a long battle that needs to be waged in the United States.

This piece is part of a leadership roundtable on the right way to approach teacher incentives — with opinion pieces by Duke University behavioral economics professor Dan Ariely, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Howard Gardner, and Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein.

Try this thought experiment. Imagine I told you there was a way to improve student performance on standardized tests by 15 percent over the course of a several years, but it came with the downside that every year a small percentage of students, teachers and principals would almost certainly try to game the system by cheating. Would you take th

Education Writers Association: EWA Research Brief: What Studies Say About Teacher Effectiveness

Education Writers Association: EWA Research Brief: What Studies Say About Teacher Effectiveness

EWA Research Brief: What Studies Say About Teacher Effectiveness

As policymakers and school leaders seek new ways to measure and improve teacher effectiveness, it’s important for journalists and others to understand what is known about the topic so far, and what remains unsettled or unknown. This research brief does not synthesize all the studies in this highly technical field. But it does aim to improve the accuracy and clarity of reporting by exploring what the research says about timely questions surrounding the complex topic of teacher effectiveness.

The brief is organized around several prevailing questions about teacher effectiveness in K-12 education. For each question, we’ve reviewed some of the most-important research, identifying key findings and tension points. (Citations in the text refer to a list of sources in the bibliography.) At the end of each section, we present a bottom-line summary of the research.

Nearly all of the studies cited here rely on the use of student test scores as a proxy for learning, a research practice that remains hotly

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The Washington Teacher: The Controversy of IMPACT

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