Professional Development – Education

Should Teachers Get Vouchers for Professional Learning? Trump Thinks So
March 11, 2019



Once again, President Donald Trump's budget proposal has eliminated the $2.1 billion Title II grant program that funds class-size reductions and teacher and principal professional development. But this time, he's also proposing adding "vouchers" for PD. ...
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Paid Sabbaticals for K-12 Teachers? This District Embraces the Idea (Video)
February 27, 2019


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Sabbaticals aren't just for college professors.
At least that's the view of the Rochester City School District. The upstate New York district has five K-12 teachers on sabbatical this school year, pursuing everything from ethnic voice...
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High-Quality Teaching Materials for ELLs Is Goal of New Initiative
February 19, 2019



The Council of the Great City Schools and Los Angeles Unified School District have launched the first phase of a nationwide initiative to improve the quality of instructional materials for English-language learners—and ...
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5 Teacher Stories You Might Have Missed This Year
December 19, 2018


In 2018, teacher activism took center stage. Fed up with low pay and underfunded classrooms, teachers walked out of their classrooms and protested at state capitols in a half-dozen states. Some of these teachers then went on to run for office, translating...
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ASCD's Deborah Delisle to Depart in 2019
December 11, 2018


Deborah Delisle, the CEO and executive director of ASCD, has resigned, marking the latest change for the 75-year-old organization, which has struggled with membership loss and finances over the past decade.
The Alexandria, Va. -based ASCD is a top spons...
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The Best Academic Schools in Tennessee Feature the Best Character Program in the Country
December 10, 2018


Tom Vander Ark and Chris Sturgis
"Teaching has to change. If I never tap into your truth, if I never validate your truth, I've failed you as a teacher," said Valor College Prep High School teacher Matthias McNeal. About the morning meeting, McNeal a...
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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Wants Teachers to Learn Brain Science
November 13, 2018



One of the most recognizable couples of Silicon Valley is on a new education-related mission: to help teachers learn about how students' brains wo...
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Personalize Learning and Build Agency By Using the 4 PLC Questions
August 22, 2018



"What matters most is providing students with learning environments that foster high levels of learning and engagement for all students. By bringing students into the PLC conversation, we can truly give students the ability to take concrete and measura...
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