Teacher Pay and Career Paths in an Opportunity Culture: A Practical Policy Guide

A new guide from Public Impact shows how districts can design teacher career paths that will keep excellent teachers in the classroom and extend their reach to more students, for more pay, within budget. When districts design career paths of this type, they create opportunities for excellent teachers to reach more students directly and by Read more about Teacher Pay and Career Paths in an Opportunity Culture: A Practical Policy Guide[…]

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Duncan: Ask the Teachers

In a recent op-ed piece for the Huffington Post, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discusses his views on how to improve the teaching profession by sharing conversations he’s had with educators across the country.  He captures a sentiment common among educators:  they “love teaching though they wouldn’t mind a little more respect for their challenging Read more about Duncan: Ask the Teachers[…]

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National Dialogue on Strengthening and Elevating the Teaching Profession

The US Department of Education kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week by initiating a dialogue on improving teaching profession, as well as the public perception of America’s teachers.  A vision document for reforming the teaching profession created by active classroom teachers working temporarily for the U.S. Department of Education was posted for public comment on the Read more about National Dialogue on Strengthening and Elevating the Teaching Profession[…]

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Public Impact Launches New Website

Public Impact has launched a new website, OpportunityCulture.org.  The site focuses on “extending the reach of excellent teachers using job redesign and technology.”  The site is divided into four main sections: Why This Matters:  What research says about the impact excellent teachers have on student learning. Redesigning Schools:  More than 20 models that show how Read more about Public Impact Launches New Website[…]

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College- and/OR Career-Ready?

This one is sure to generate some controversy! Please weigh in with your comments! “College- and career-ready” is a phrase we hear often, in connection with student standards, curricula and new assessments. But should it be College- and/OR Career-Ready? The Pathways to Prosperity Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has released a new Read more about College- and/OR Career-Ready?[…]

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