02 Sep 2015

Research by Richard Ingersoll from the University of Pennsylvania has shown that high-quality teacher induction programs can advance teaching practice and student learning and support teacher retention. The key, though, to getting results is the quality of program. In this post, we recommend four ways education leaders can set about creating and/or improving teacher induction programs for greater impact.

22 Jul 2015

In classrooms across California, teachers are working tirelessly to transform our schools and ensure our students succeed. To build on their work, we need to unlock what’s working in each of those classrooms and spread those good ideas into other classrooms across the state. That’s why on July 31 we’re co-hosting Better Together: California Teachers Summit. 

26 May 2015

 When Julie Wilson recognized the churn of new special education teachers in Kansas was intimately linked to teacher effectiveness and student achievement, she set a goal to help Kansas schools retain more highly effective special educators. This post explores how she is achieving that goal. 

12 May 2015

Traveling to New York City to see New Teacher Center’s work in the South Bronx involved a whirlwind schedule of interviews, shadowing mentors, and sitting in on professional development sessions with principals, mentors and parents. The itinerary had one brief window of opportunity for a personal adventure. I seized the moment, and the moment set a theme that resonated throughout the week’s work.

19 Mar 2015

Broward County Public Schools Chief Talent Development Officer Elisa Calabrese and her colleagues had an “aha” moment in 2012. They realized that if they were serious about human capital development and creating a highly effective teaching workforce, they needed to get serious about a unified and cohesive coaching model.