"Program improvement" is currently a huge focus in U.S. public schools. Schools face implications if they do not meet the certain criteria to make adequate yearly progress, or AYP. Program improvement is the result of a school not meeting...
Stephanie Hirsh considers the federal Race to the Top initiative and how it may advance stakeholders' understanding of and support for effective professional learning.
You'll be back to school before you know it. Let's take some time to tweet about your learning goals for the coming school year. Use the hashtag #lfpdchat to join the conversation tomorrow July 29, 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m CST to share strategies, tools, and questions for a strong...
Erica Zigelman has watched from up close as the New York City's approach to preparing school leaders has evolved over the past decade. "It's all about the pipeline," said Zigelman. "You've always got to look for your up-and-coming...
Teachers in charter and pilot Los Angeles public schools collaborate with and trust each other significantly more than teachers in L.A. Unified's traditional large public high schools, according to a new report from University...
If teachers want to learn from each other, they must be willing to let down their defenses, to be honest in what they share and to be open to changing some of their deeply held beliefs. This involves letting themselves become vulnerable,...
Brennan-Rogers in New Haven, Connecticut, was named a low-performing school in 2010. Principal Karen Lott replaced two-thirds of teachers and imposed a longer school day in an attempt to improve academic performance....
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