Professional Development

1/20/2012

1/20/2012

The Obama administration is creating a manual showing how schools can fight teacher-led cheating on standardized tests, asking educators to help stomp out "testing irregularities."

1/9/2012

1/9/2012

ASCD announces the release of seven new PD Online courses for educators integrating Common Core State Standards into classroom instruction. Each course is grade-range specific and provides actionable strategies.

1/2/2012

1/2/2012

When Connecticut teacher Larry Shortell talks with his students about cultures and traditions in other countries, he can do more than check a textbook for background. He can consult his own memories gathered in trips to all 50 states, more than 80 nations and every continent.

12/20/2011

12/20/2011

In a unique move, Delaware education officials have threatened to withhold $2.5 million in federal funding from a district for failing to provide its teachers with sufficient time dedicated to planning.

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

The majority of bargaining units representing teachers across Wisconsin voted to recertify last week, even in light of extensive limits to their bargaining abilities due to legislation approved by Gov. Scott Walker last spring.

12/12/2011

12/12/2011

Ocean Springs School District (Miss.) has created an effective professional development program with the help of School Improvement Network. Since PD360 was implemented, engagement rates have shot up, with the vast majority of teachers in the district beginning to actively participate in professional development.

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

With schools facing what must feel like ever-shrinking budgets — the 2011 Kansas Legislature most recently slashed $100 million in state spending on K-12 education — and the ever-present reality of layoffs, paraprofessionals are showing their value.

12/6/2011

ASCD announces two free professional development opportunities among a series of pre-conference institutes leading up to the 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Philadelphia, Pa., March 24–26.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

Staff Development for Educators is proud to announce its selection as one of a distinct group of preferred providers to deliver professional development workshops, and the only approved vendor to provide assistance in conference planning and facilitation to private schools within the Los Angeles (Calif.) Unified School District.

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

Staff Development for Educators has announced that it has been selected to provide comprehensive curriculum training to support the implementation of the Singapore Math pilot program in six North Carolina elementary schools.

11/28/2011

11/28/2011

In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami's gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America is trying to make progress where more veteran teachers have had difficulty: raising students' reading and math scores.

11/21/2011

11/21/2011

Teachers from two East Oakland (Calif.) elementary schools aim to shake up the status quo in the Oakland school district.

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

Knox County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jim McIntyre, answered questions about the new state teacher evaluations and announced some early results about Knox County teachers at a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening.

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

A survey, conducted with more than 500 kindergarten teachers across the country, reveals that America's kindergarten teachers believe most young children are unprepared for school when they enter kindergarten, and veteran kindergarten teachers believe that this situation is deteriorating.

10/17/2011

10/17/2011

The previously confidential ratings estimate teachers' effectiveness in raising students' standardized test scores. The district is in negotiations to use the ratings as part of a new teacher evaluation system.

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