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Will This Be a Lost Year for America’s Children?

Article | Moderated bEmily Bazelon  September 11, 2020.

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Teachers Felt Less Successful During the Spring School Closures, Survey Finds

Article | By Madeline Will  August 26, 2020.



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High-Dosage Tutoring Is Effective, But Expensive. Ideas for Making It Work

Article | By  August 19, 2020.



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What It Will Take to Combat the COVID-Slide


Article | August 14, 2020.





England is launching a national tutoring program. Could the U.S. follow suit?

Article | By Matt Barnum August 10, 2020.




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As schools reopen, how can pupils make up for lost time?

Article |  July 18, 2020.


Market Place

Parents turn to private “pods” to school children

Podcast |  July 9, 2020.




Future Ed


Why Small Classroom Interruptions are a Big Problem 

Interview | by  Phyllis W. Jordan July 7, 2020.



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What classroom interruptions cost students  and how to avoid them

Article | by  Jay Mathews July 5, 2020.




FordhamThe Education Gadfly Show: How assessment data can drive instruction this fall

Interview | by Michael J. PetrilliDavid GriffithTran LeAmber M. Northern, Ph.D.July 1, 2020.

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2 New Surveys Find Teachers Stressed by Shutdown, Unable to Contact Students and Feeling Their Confidence Drop

Article | by Beth Hawkins. June 29, 2020.




America’s great remote-learning experiment: What surveys of teachers and parents tell us about how it went

Article | by  Matt Barnum and Claire Bryan. June 26, 2020.






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Want to Maximize School Learning When Schools Reopen? Minimize Classroom Interruptions.

Article| by Madeline Will. June 25, 2020.





Typical Providence Classroom Interrupted Over 2,000 Times a Year, Says a Brown Researcher.

Article | by Katie Nagle. June 24, 2020.





Large-Scale Tutoring as a Solution for School Closure Losses: Is the Idea Taking Hold? 

Blog | by Robert Slavin. June 18, 2020.



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Takeaways from research on tutoring to address coronavirus learning loss

Article | by  Jill Barshay. May 25, 2020.



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The School Year Really Ended in March

Article | by Susan Dynarski. May 7, 2020



What Students Can Do On A Gap Year During the Pandemic

Article | by Michael Horn. May 7, 2020.




3 Ideas to Reduce Educational Disparities Post-Pandemic

Article | by Goldie Blumenstyk. May 6, 2020.



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Are Math Coaches the Answer to Lagging Achievement? 

Article | by Madeline Will. May 5, 2020.




Students will go back to school eventually. Here are 5 concrete ideas for helping them catch up, readjust

Article | by Matt Barnum and Kalyn Belsha. April 16, 2020.


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Personal Touch Beats Technology for Parent-School Communication, School Finds

Article | by  Jake Maher. February 20, 2020.






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Teacher Looping Improves Student Outcomes

Blog Post | by Leigh Wedenoja. November 21, 2019.

National Council on Teacher Quality

Evaluators Require Expertise

BLOG POST | by Amber Moorer. November 2019.

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Newark Schools are Short Dozens of Teachers, Leading to Bigger Classes, More Substitutes 

ARTICLE | by  Patrick Wall. October 18, 2019.

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We Need Interventions that Improve Student Learning. But How Big is a Big Impact? 

BLOG | by David Evans. August 26, 2019. 

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Debate Arises over Teaching "Growth Mindsets" to Motivate Students

Article | by Lydia Denworth. August 12, 2019.

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The Messy Reality of Personalized Learning 

ARTICLE | by E. Tammy Kim. July 10, 2019.


Bloom, New Orleans, and Effect Sizes 

BLOG POST | May 30, 2019.

The Medium

"How Much Should I Care?"

BLOG POSTby  Jeff Archer. March 16, 2019.

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Interpreting Effect Sizes in Eduation Research 

BLOG POST | by Matthew Di Carlo.  March 12, 2019. 

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How to interpret effect sizes in education

ARTICLE | by C.J. Rauch.   January 21, 2019.






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What Works for Teacher Math Coaching? A First Attempt to Find Out

ARTICLE | by Stephen Sawchuck.  November 19, 2018.



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A month into school, dozens of JCPS classes lack a permanent teacher

ARTICLE | by Mandy McLaren September 21, 2018.



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Instructional Coaching Works, Says a New Analysis. But There's a Catch

ARTICLE | by Madeline Will. July 31, 2018.



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5 Lessons From the Failure of The Gate's Foundation's $575 Million Effective Teacher Initiative

ARTICLE | by Frederick Hess. June 25, 2018.




High-Stakes Evaluation: Does It Scare Teachers Away?

BLOG POST | by Elias Walsh. May 22, 2018.



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Study: Teacher Coaching Can Boost Instruction and Student Achievement. But Can It Be Scaled Up?

ARTICLE | by Kevin Mahnken. March 27, 2018.



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Are Evaluation and Tenure Reforms Scaring Away Prospective Teachers?

ARTICLE | by Madeline Will. March 6, 2018.



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Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers?

BLOG POST | by Rick Hess. February 15, 2018.



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Did new evaluations and weaker tenure make fewer people want to become teachers? A new study says yes

ARTICLE | by Matt Barnum. January 30, 2018.







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Using Test Scores Tends to Lower Teacher-Evaluation Ratings, Study Shows

ARTICLE | by Liana Loewus. November 1, 2017.

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What parents and teachers really want from one another.

ARTICLE | by Joanna Weiss. September 26, 2017.

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High turnover, less experience - how charter schools compare to the districts and what it means for students. 

ARTICLE | by Elenor Chute. August 17, 2017.

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Why principals lie to ineffective teachers: Honesty takes too long.

COMMENTARY | by Jay Mathews. August 13, 2017.

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Principals Are Loath to Give Teachers Bad Ratings. 

ARTICLE | by Liana Loewus. July 13, 2017.

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Expert finds New Mexico teacher evaluations toughest in US. 

ARTICLE | July 09, 2017. 


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Expert: NM teacher evals are toughest in the nation. 

ARTICLE | by Kim Burgess. July 06, 2017.

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Teacher Coaching: What We Know 

BLOG POST | by David Evans. July 05, 2017.


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Even After Colorado's Teacher Evaluation 'Revolution', Fewer Than One in 1,000 Rated Ineffective.

ARTICLE | by Matt Barnum. May 3, 2017.

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A Form of Professional Development That Research Shows Might Actually Help Teachers: Coaching. 

ARTICLE | by Matt Barnum. April 16, 2017.


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The Teacher Evaluation Revamp, In Hindsight: What the Obama administration's signature reform got wrong

ARTICLE | by Chad Aldeman. Spring 2017.





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New study shows variety in teachers’ influences on kids’ futures, and how poorly we measure that.

ARTICLE | by Meredith Kolodner. November 21, 2016. 

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One More Way Low-Income Kids Suffer in School: Tardy Teacher Hires.

ARTICLE | by Sean Eckhardt. September 30, 2016. 

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Study: Students Suffer When Teachers Are Hired After the School Year Starts.

BLOG POST | by Brenda IasevoliSeptember 26, 2016. 

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The Details Matter In Teacher Evaluations.

BLOG POST | by Matthew Di Carlo. September 22, 2016. 

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Teaching the teachers.

ARTICLE | June 11, 2016.

National Council on Teacher Quality
Academic vs. non-academic outcomes: a troubling trade-off.

COMMENTARY | by Allison BradyApril 28, 2016.

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5 Key Lessons from the Successes (and Failures) of President Obama’s Teacher Evaluation Reforms.

ARTICLE | by Matt Barnum. April 3, 2016.

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School conditions matter for student achievement, new research confirms.

ARTICLE | by Alex Zimmerman. March 24, 2016.

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Improving the design of teacher evaluation systems.

BLOG POST | by Michael Hansen. March 17, 2016.

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Evaluating The Results Of New Teacher Evaluation Systems.

BLOG POST | by Matthew Di Carlo. March 24, 2016.

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Save more money, fire fewer people and boost student achievement? How one district weathered the Great Recession.

Article| by Autumn Lewis. March 24, 2016.  

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Some New Teacher Evaluation Systems Do Make a Difference.

COMMENTARY | by Tomat Toch. March 22, 2016.

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When Fancy New Teacher-Evaluation Systems Don't Make a Difference

BLOG POST | by Rick HessMarch 8, 2016.

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Despite Teacher-Evaluation Changes, the 'Widget Effect' Is Alive and Well.

BLOG POST | by Stephen Sawchuk. March 1, 2016.

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Very few teachers receive poor job ratings, and new evaluations haven’t changed that.

ARTICLE | by Emma Brown. February 29, 2016.

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The Happiness Factor: Research Moves Beyond Test Scores to Find Strongest Teacher.

ARTICLE | by Matt Barnum. February 18, 2016.

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It Takes a (Whole) School: The Organizational Supports Teachers Need to Serve Students in High-Poverty Urban Schools.

ARTICLE | by Bari Walsh. February 1, 2016.




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High-poverty schools often staffed by rotating cast of substitutes

ARTICLE | by Emma Brown. December 4, 2015.


What Can Be Done To Improve Parent-Teacher Communication? 

ARTICLE | by Linda FlanaganNovember 17, 2015.

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Study: Who's Fired When Principals Get to Choose? 

REPORT ROUNDUP | by Stephen Sawchuk. August 19, 2015.

National Council on Teacher Quality

Goldilocks and the econometric models.

COMMENTARY | by Hannah Putnam. August 18, 2015.

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Recent Evidence On Teacher Experience And Productivity.

BLOG POST | by Matthew Di Carlo. August 12, 2015.


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New study: Ignoring teacher performance in layoffs hurts kids.

ARTICLE | by Matt Barnum. August 10, 2015.


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New Studies Find That, for Teachers, Experience Really Does Matter.

ARTICLE | by Stephen Sawchuk. March 25, 2015.





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Parental involvement overrated? Don't buy it.

COMMENTARY | by Todd Rogers, Lucas Coffman, and Peter Bergman. May 5, 2014.

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Smart Phones for Smart Kids.

COMMENTARY | by Jonh Doerr. August 21, 2014.

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The Character Factory.

COMMENTARY | by David Brooks. July 31, 2014.