Outdated Rules and Budget Shortfalls Could Force Schools Nationwide to Dismiss Top Teachers, With Devastating Consequences for the Neediest Students
As the U.S. Department of Education announces a “lessons learned” review of its Race to the Top competition, a new analysis of the Obama administration’s signature reform initiative suggests that its future impact will be limited unless problems in the scoring process are addressed.
The New Teacher Project Earns Highest Ratings for Preparing Exceptionally Effective Teachers in Math, Reading, English Language Arts and Science
Congress must stay true to its word on funding for education reform. That means declining Congressman Obey's proposal to strip funds from the Department of Education's most innovative grant initiatives in order to fund a new bill designed to address job cuts.
The “Keep Our Educators Working Act” proposes to provide $23 billion in federal funding to help states fight a looming wave of teacher layoffs due to deep budget cuts nationwide. Saving teachers' jobs’ is a laudable goal, but even more important is minimizing the impact of the recession on America’s students.
Amid signs that the economy will force school districts across the country to lay off teachers in the coming months, this policy brief shows strong teacher support for ending “quality-blind” layoff policies based strictly on seniority.
A TNTP analysis finds that an inadequate supply of STEM teachers and ineffective teacher evaluation and support policies throughout Washington State are contributing to a widening achievement gap in math and science.
Problems in the way the district hires, places, evaluates and supports its teachers are preventing schools from assembling the strongest possible instructional teams.
Two new reports - from TNTP and the Education Trust - outline strategies for ending educational inequity by building a highly effective teacher workforce.
A new TNTP analysis finds that LAUSD’s biennial up-or-down teacher evaluation system awards almost all teachers a simple passing grade of “Meets Standards.”
TNTP earns top ratings for preparing exceptionally effective teachers in math and reading.
A new TNTP analysis calls for changes in teacher layoff, transfer and evaluation rules and human resources services in Indianapolis Public Schools.
A new TNTP study documents how treating teachers like "widgets" prevents schools from recognizing excellence, providing support, or removing ineffective teachers.