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December 11, 2015 | Effective Teaching

Research Thomas J. Kane, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Trey Miller and Douglas O. Staiger, Have We Identified Effective Teachers? Validating Measures of Effective Teaching Using Random Assignment, (Seattle, WA: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2013) Andrew D. Ho, Thomas J. Kane, The Reliability of Classroom Observations by School Personnel, (Seattle, WA: …

3 Key Elements for High-Quality Professional Learning

April 26, 2017 | Professional Development

Glimpse into any classroom in the country, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see students interacting and working together, engaged in group projects or other forms of collaboration. But in the Fulton County Schools system in Atlanta, Georgia, it’s equally common to walk through a school building and see teachers…

3 Ways the Class of 2016 Inspires Me

June 7, 2016 | Student Achievement

By Irvin Scott Last month, I was honored to address the 340 students graduating in the Class of 2016 at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, a two-year technical college in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The college is named after a Pennsylvania congressman who passionately advocated for ending slavery during the Civil War…

A Parent Academy Driving Toward One Goal: Ensure Students Succeed

February 20, 2017 | Student Achievement

The phrase “student success” likely brings to mind the image of a child in the classroom, putting pen to paper and working through complex math or reading comprehension problems. But it’s what happens behind the scenes—beyond the classroom walls—that can contribute to a student’s ability to reach his or her…