A TNTP Teaching Fellow in Baltimore shares a day in her life during pre-service training, full of focused, hands-on practice in the essential skills she’ll need on day one.
As the new, Common Core-aligned assessments go into field testing, implementation is sure to be messy. But the tests offer important improvements on the standardized testing models we've seen in the past, so it's critical to stay focused on the long game.
A bill in New York threatens to place a moratorium on stakes tied to Common Core-aligned assessments. Two local teachers, members of Educators 4 Excellence, explain how Common Core has changed their classrooms and why they don't want to go back.
To earn or renew a teaching license, teachers waste time on paperwork that ignores what’s most important: their performance in the classroom. States should shift the focus away from unproductive requirements to attract and support effective teachers.