Don’t believe the hype: it’s not only possible to fairly and accurately evaluate student achievement in non-tested subjects like gym or art, it’s happening right now. By setting individual Student Learning Objectives (SLOs), teachers and school leaders can measure academic growth.
Rigor gets bandied about a great deal these days, as teachers across the country work toward adapting new Common Core standards. In this year's Fishman Prize essays, our 2013 winners reveal the strategies that have made their classrooms laboratories of inquiry, risk-taking and intellectual growth.
An important new study finds that our Teaching Fellows are just as effective—and in some cases, more effective—than teachers from other training programs. While no program has it all figured out, we can celebrate a victory in knowing more than we did yesterday.