This year’s National Council on Teacher Quality Teacher Prep Review includes alternative certification programs, and two TNTP Teaching Fellows programs are in the mix. Despite some opportunities to sharpen its evaluative lens, the report continues to push forward an important conversation about how all prep providers, including us, still have room to grow.
PhillyPLUS resident Jessica Ramos will be taking over as principal of her school in the fall after parents and community members rallied together to support her candidacy. Jessica’s success demonstrates a pattern among highly successful school leaders in low-income communities: By focusing on the individual children in their schools and forging strong, collaborative relationships with parents, they’re able to build positive school cultures.
The verdict’s in for Vergara vs. California, and the decision makes clear that the priority is finding the right balance between job protections for teachers and students' access to great teachers. It will take some time to see real policy changes from the decision, but here are four common-sense changes we hope state leaders will make to serve both teachers and students.
We believe it's essential to recognize the work of our nation's best teachers, and we know we're not alone. Here are 10 of our favorite awards and fellowships that seek to celebrate great teaching and amplify the voices of practicing educators across the country.
We've partnered with Tennessee's Department of Education to bring practitioners of technical fields into Career and Technical Education (CTE) classrooms through an intensive training program. It’s a part of the state’s effort to provide students with courses that combine hands-on learning with academic rigor—and they're getting promising results so far.