Articles: Professional Development

Elevating Special Education

John O'Connor, executive director for special services at the DeKalb (Ga.) County School System, has helped reinvent instruction for special ed students.

Seeking Tangible Results for Effective Teaching

Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools embarks on its second year of collecting data for grant project from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Push for Public Preschool

More districts are seeing the advantages of school readiness and preparing youngsters for their K12 careers.

Professional Development in an Era of Budget Cuts

We asked our advisory panel of administrators what their districts are doing for professional development as they face tighter budgets.

SPECIAL REPORT: States of Debate: The Die-Hard Communicator

Margaret Smith, the superintendent of Volusia County (Fla.) School District, uses her collaborative leadership style to get the job done.

Improving Teacher Recruitment, Evaluation and Training Systems with Assistance from Business

Pittsburgh Public Schools was the focus this year of a competition at UC Berkeley in addition to winning a $40 million grant from the Gates Foundation for their Empowering Effective Teachers initiative.

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