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Professional Support for Principals Is Essential for Strong Teacher-Evaluation Systems

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.

by Jenny DeMonte and Kaitlin Pennington | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Access to Effective Teaching is the New Measure of Equity

middle school girl commentsThe ruling in Vergara v. California sparks strong reactions on both sides of the issue, but all can agree that great teaching matters.

by Jenny DeMonte and Kaitlin Pennington | Friday, June 27, 2014

Looking at the Best Teachers and Who They Teach

Student achievement article icon Issue Brief All students need access to great teachers, and policymakers need to ensure that they get the education they deserve.

by Jenny DeMonte and Robert Hanna | Friday, April 11, 2014

The Right to Read: Suing a State for Better Teaching

Fourth-grader readingRecognizing 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.

by Jenny DeMonte and Akash Patel | Thursday, December 5, 2013

High-Quality Professional Development for Teachers

Classroom book_alt2 icon 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.

by Jenny DeMonte | Monday, July 15, 2013

Who Is In Charge of Teacher Preparation?

Teacher article icon Issue Brief The redundancy and fragmented structure of the governance of teacher training is handcuffing the effort to improve education for children.

by Jenny DeMonte | Monday, June 17, 2013

Improving the Effectiveness of Our Teachers Will Help Student Achievement

First grade classTo 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.

by Cynthia G. Brown and Jenny DeMonte | Monday, February 11, 2013