• Featured Video: Principals from Maryland and New York Share Their Approach to Constructing Positive Learning Environments

    Posted by Alecia / 6 days ago / 0 Comments

    Categories: Videos, Growth/Professional Development, Equity, Student Voice, Report/Resource, School Improvement, Leadership

    Positive behavior supports, increased parental involvement, and incorporating student voice—these are just three of several strategies two principals from Maryland and New York use to develop positive learning climates.

    Based upon research, the Wallace Foundation believes creating a school climate hospitable to education is one of five must-have qualities for effective school leadership. Wrapped into this task are several objectives. Principals will create schools that allow children and parents to place learning at the center of their daily activities; schools will maintain a supportive and responsive attitude toward students; teachers will sense they are part of a community of professionals ..

  • Georgia and Reform in Educator Preparation: Lessons from a State Pushing the Envelope

    Posted by Site / 12 days ago / 0 Comments

    Categories: Data, Assessment

    The Mid-Atlantic Regional Comprehensive Center, MACC@WestEd, with Teacher Preparation Analytics, is hosting a webinar featuring two representatives of Georgia's Professional Standards Commission - Penney McRoy, Assistant Division Director for Educator Preparation and Chuck McCampbell, Chief Information Officer. They will share their experiences, success thus far, and remaining challenges as they change how Georgia assesses teacher program performance and plan for the use of those assessments for program accountability. 

    The webinar will take place Tuesday, June 2, 2015 12:00 PM EST - 1:30 PM EST.

    To register, please click on the following link.

    If you have questions, or would like ..

  • Real Teacher Appreciation: Let Them Lead

    Posted by Naz / 14 days ago / 0 Comments

    Categories: Growth/Professional Development, Leadership

    This is the first in a series of blog posts on teacher leadership. * Originally posted on AIR's Education Policy Center website.

    As we look back on Teacher Appreciation Week, it's time to go beyond the week-long outpouring of cards, flowers, lunches, tweets, and hugs. Give teachers something longer-lasting, something that elevates the profession.

    Let teachers lead.

    We're not talking about the "Sunshine Committee" celebrating birthdays, ordering takeout lunches, and organizing Casual Friday. While important for school morale and climate, that doesn't get teachers to the end game of influencing education reforms, elevating and strengthening the profession, and impacting students.    ..

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