Podcast: Deep Dive into the Special Education Teacher Shortage
Special education in the U.S. is experiencing a severe teacher shortage. It’s serious enough that some districts and schools are looking outside of the U.S. to recruit specialized teacher candidates.
Report: Data-Driven and Classroom-Focused Professional Development
How well are school systems in America measuring up to ESSA’s definition of professional development? Is professional learning “data-driven” and “classroom-focused”? That question is at the heart of Bridging the Gap, a series of reports from the Frontline Research & Learning Institute. Bridging the Gap looks at anonymized data from the professional development experiences of educators across the country and asks, “How close are we to this ideal?”Continue Reading
Teacher Leadership and Personalized Professional Learning at Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Janene Gorham is the Director of Teacher Leading and Learning at Virginia Beach City Public Schools. In this blog post and podcast, she shares how competency-based professional development, design thinking and an innovative teacher leadership initiative are helping to provide personalized learning for students.
The Three E’s of ESSA
Last month we released the first episode of “What you need to know about ESSA,” a four-part podcast series dedicated to helping school and district leaders implement the Every Student Succeeds Act to maximize the opportunity to customize their efforts to meet their own students’ needs.Continue Reading
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Podcast: ESSA vs. NCLB – What’s Different?
On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replacing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.Continue Reading