New data show that 95 percent of principals believe they have a major influence on teacher evaluation, yet they do not receive the professional support they need to take on new responsibilities related to teacher evaluation.
The ruling in Vergara v. California sparks strong reactions on both sides of the issue, but all can agree that great teaching matters.
Recognizing that the ability to read by the third grade is a critical milestone, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class action lawsuit against a Michigan school district for failing to teach students to read at grade level.
Report In order for teachers to turn out students who are college and career ready, we must give them the tools and support that will allow them to learn, improve, and do their jobs better even as we hold them accountable for their work.
To get the very best from teachers and school leaders, we need to develop high-quality assistance and processes to ensure the continuous improvement of all educators.
Jenny DeMonte is the Associate Director for Education Research at American Progress. Her research work focuses on school and instructional improvement, teacher preparation and teacher quality, and measuring teaching and learning. Prior to joining American Progress, she was public affairs manager at the University of Michigan School of Education, where she helped staff the council […]