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The Better Math Teaching Network: Lessons Learned from the First Year

American Institutes for Research

April 2018

What are key findings from the Better Math Teaching Network's first full year of implementation?

Tags: College & Career Readiness, Curriculum & Instruction, Teachers & School Leaders

Leadership Competencies for Learner-Centered, Personalized Education

Jobs for the Future and the Council of Chief State School Officers

September 2017

What knowledge, skills, and dispositions must leaders master in order to build student-centered schools and learning environments?

Tags: 21st Century Skills, Teachers & School Leaders

From Learning to Leadership: A Cost Study of Early Career Supports for Teachers

The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy and MassBudget

October 2014

Intensive professional supports during a teacher’s first few years have been linked to positive effects on job satisfaction, commitment, and retention.

Tags: Curriculum & Instruction, Teachers & School Leaders

Necessary for Success: Building Mastery of World-Class Skills – A State Policymakers Guide to Competency Education

Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis

February 2013

A modern education system should center on mastery rather than ticking off hours spent at a desk. This issue brief shares insights into re-engineering the policy and practices of the K-12 system to be more student-centered.

Tags: Competency-Based Education, Governance & Finance, Policy, Teachers & School Leaders

Leadership in Action: What are Learning Standards?

New England Secondary School Consortium

October 2012

Have you ever wondered what learning standards are, what they are not, how they actually work in schools, and why they matter?

Tags: Assessment, Curriculum & Instruction, Teachers & School Leaders

The Art and Science of Designing Competencies

Chris Sturgis

July 2012

Competencies, learning objectives that foster lifelong skills and opportunities for growth, facilitate deeper knowledge and assessment than traditional time-based measurements.

Tags: Competency-Based Education, Teachers & School Leaders

Leadership in Action: What are Professional Learning Communities?

New England Secondary School Consortium

April 2012

It turns out that we don’t just need more great teachers—we need strong communities of teachers working together to help all students succeed.

Tags: Curriculum & Instruction, Governance & Finance, Policy, Teachers & School Leaders

Mapping the Gap on Skills and Learning

Eric Lindland, Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor, Michael Baran, Moira O’Neil, and Adam Simon

April 2012

Researchers map the gaps between the ways that the public and experts think and talk about issues of skills and learning in education.

Tags: Community Voice & Engagement, Teachers & School Leaders, Youth Development

Teachers at Work: Six Exemplars of Everyday Practice

Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman

March 2012

How do we challenge students to do their best? This report highlights six deeper learning schools where teachers and school practices address this question.

Tags: Curriculum & Instruction, Learning Time, Personalization, Teachers & School Leaders

Leadership in Action: What Can the World’s Best Schools Teach Us?

New England Secondary School Consortium

April 2011

National borders no longer define the knowledge and skills needed for success. Lessons from other countries are helping us more effectively prepare our students.

Tags: Curriculum & Instruction, Governance & Finance, Policy, Teachers & School Leaders