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Student Test Scores Should Be Used to Rate Teachers in Teams: Study

Standardized tests should rank students by percentile and rate teachers in teams, according to a new policy brief by Derek Neal, an economics professor at the University of Chicago.

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Does Class Size Really Matter?

With Over 60 percent of school districts considering staff reductions to balance budgets, class size is likely on many educators' minds.

Books Worth Checking Out

Recommended reading for district leaders.

College Readiness Is Their Goal

Shortly after Superintendent Robert Duron arrived in San Antonio (Texas) Independent School District in 2006, he began to raise the bar.

A Small Community’s Innovative Curriculum Coaches

Lizzy Kloiber, secondary curriculum director of Celina (Texas) Independent School District knew the district needed coaches, and was determined to find a way to pay for them.

District-Charter Collaborations on the Rise

Historic tensions are softening, allowing cooperation to take root, so long as funding doesn't become a distraction.

Bright Ideas

Planning new initiatives in the summertime.

A Bull Market for Financial Literacy

The Great Recession compels school districts to teach dollars and sense.

Recent Must-Reads

Recommended reading for district leaders.

What Are Your Staff Beliefs About Student Learning?

Establish ground rules about best practices to promote student achievement.