Strengthening High School Teaching and Learning in New Hampshire’s Competency-Based System Report/Fact SheetJanuary 22, 2013
For a century, most students have advanced from grade to grade based on the number of days they spend in class, but in New Hampshire, schools have moved away from “seat time” and toward “competency-based learning".
On July 17, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released new model core teaching standards for public comment. Unlike the original teacher standards, which focused on the assessment and support of beginning teachers, the new core teaching standards are standards of professional practice for all teachers.
The Linked Learning Approach: Building the Capacity of Teachers to Prepare Students for College and Careers Report/Fact SheetAugust 13, 2010
This report highlights efforts in California to redesign the traditional training options available to high school teachers in an effort to align teacher education with high school reform efforts.
New Report Examines How Leadership Can Raise Achievement and Narrow Gaps in Student Outcomes ArticleJuly 26, 2010
A recent study from the Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI) at Harvard University examines how leadership teams at fifteen different public high schools worked together to significantly raise student outcomes and narrow achievement gaps.
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction Report/Fact SheetNovember 03, 2009
It is well established that teacher quality is one of the most significant school influences on student achievement.
ACHIEVING A WEALTH OF RICHES: New Alliance Brief Examines How Teachers Can Use Data to Transform Teaching and Learning ArticleSeptember 14, 2009
Too many teachers are "data rich but information poor," meaning that while student data is becoming more abundant, not enough teachers have access to training, support, and the structures needed to use data effectively.
AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT: Proposed Economic Stimulus Bill Contains Over $140 Billion in Education Funding ArticleJanuary 26, 2009
Earlier this month, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey (D-WI) released the details of an $825 billion economic stimulus bill designed to create jobs and jumpstart the American economy.
African-American Students and U.S. High Schools (Updated) Report/Fact SheetSeptember 24, 2008
By 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that about 50 percent of the U.S. population will be African- American, Hispanic, or Asian.
This report from Education Sector surveyed 1,010 public school teachers of grades K–12 about challenges in their profession; their feelings on specific reforms aimed at improving teacher quality, such as differential pay proposals; and their general thoughts on teachers’ unions and the role unions can play in the improvement of teacher quality.