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Leaning Think Tanks or (More) Flawed Education Journalism?

In the spirit of good journalism, let me start with full disclosure.

I am on the Editorial Board of NEPC (you’ll see why this matters in a few paragraphs), and that means I occasionally provide blind peer review of research reviews conducted by scholars for NEPC. 1,403 more words


What Teachers Make and What It Buys Them [INFOGRAPHIC]

What teachers are paid matters. Many factors play a role in making the decision to become a teacher, but for many people compensation heavily influences the decision not only to enter the profession but also whether to stay in it and when to leave. 67 more words

"Deans for Impact": A Potential, "Teacher-prep Charter" Petri Dish?

Benjamin Riley has started a new organization called Deans for Impact. The goal is to streamline teacher preparation to produce ever-higher student test scores.  971 more words

Common Core

2014 Teacher Trendlines

Reposted from the NCTQ Digest:

As the year draws to a close, we look back on the most talked about Teacher Trendlines from 2014. We covered everything from teacher salaries to leave policies and in this edition, we highlight some of the most popular Teacher Trendlines from the past year. 82 more words

An overabundance of A's

Last summer, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released a report on teacher preparation programs, finding that very few rate high on a five-star scale… 223 more words

Mass Insight Education

So You Think it’s Easy to Become a Teacher?

Allie Bidwell wrote an interesting article for U.S. News & World Report the other day entitled “Teacher Prep Programs Give Easy A’s”  (http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/11/12/report-teacher-preparation-assignments-emphasize-opinions-over-skills). 1,124 more words


Thinking Critically About Teacher Education Program Reports

A self-appointed watchdog of programs that educate future teachers, and which receives its funding from individuals and organizations with an interest in building alternate certification (as opposed to traditional colleges of education) released a… 639 more words