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Navigating the Test-Free Zone

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.

Going Deep

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.

Tim Daly

The Missing History of Reform

A new book on education reform reduces a diverse array of issues, players, and trends to one-dimensional caricatures. Instead of moving past pitched ideological battles, it is poised to encourage trench warfare.

Tim Daly

Meet Keith Robinson

One of our 2013 Fishman Prize winners, Keith Robinson, is a would-be accountant who found teaching and moved to Newark, N.J., where his students are learning to conquer math instead of fear it.

Patrick Byrnett

Getting Our Nerd-Wonk On

A new IES-funded Mathematica study on alt-route programs found our Fellows did well much of the time. A detailed look at the research reveals additional insights.

Tim Daly

My Perspective on Burnout

Great teachers work hard for their students, so keeping them in the classroom means creating a sustainable career with a reasonable path to advance. Leaders at YES Prep schools have worked to address this challenge.

Nella Garcia Urban

One to Watch: Memphis iZone

The changes happening to education in Memphis aren't just fast-paced–they're also proving to be effective. Memphis' Innovation Zone provides a look at dynamic education reform in action, and what's possible when school leaders and teachers go all-in.

Kristy Sullivan, Letita Aaron

Strong Results from Alternate Routes

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.

Tim Daly

Meet Josalyn Tresvant

Josalyn Tresvant is an innovative special education teacher in her hometown of Memphis - and one of our 2013 winners of the Fishman Prize. By using technology and shared goals to motivate and track her students' growth, she helps them achieve exceptional results.

Kate Brenan

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