Deborah Yaffe

Articles by Deborah Yaffe

District Administration, February 2015

New teachers in the first semester at the Wright City School District near St. Louis spend one day every month in PD. Teachers learn about assessment, teaching strategies and classroom management.
A guide to recruiting and nurturing successful teachers

District Administration, January 2015

Common Core supporter Sonja Santelises, a vice president at the Education Trust, says political uncertainty over the standards could destabilize classrooms.
New standards, which shall not be named, will pose technological problems but raise student learning

District Administration, December 2014

Jessica Cuthbertson, a teacher leader in Aurora Public Schools, teaches middle school students. Cutherbertson considers herself a “teacherpreneur” and attends summer retreats via the Center for Teaching Quality.
Job satisfaction jumps as more classroom educators coach—and lead—their colleagues

District Administration, September 2014

Superintendent Joshua Starr of Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland crouches to speak with students in class. He is determined to support student programs during lean budget times.
With the worst funding cuts behind them, many districts have adapted with ingenuity

District Administration, May 2014

Joseph Moylan, principal of Oconomowoc High School in Wisconsin, meets with students interested in AP and IB programs at the school. He calls IB’s more narrow-but-deeper approach the gold standard for college prep.
Are the AP and IB programs still the best route for college-bound students?
Stuients at El Monte Union High School District in California benefit from AP programs, which just earned College Board recognition this year.
Ensure students who are likely to succeed in advanced classes are actually taking them