Most professions have mechanisms in place to ensure that their practitioners know and carry out the highest standards of practice. Teacher peer assistance and review programs (PAR) are just such a mechanism in public education: teachers observe, support and assess the quality of practice and professional growth of their peers. This issue brief provides a snapshot of an NEA Foundation-funded PAR program in Columbus, OH, where teachers have led the way in achieving higher standards of
We are delighted to
introduce to you the seven globally-recognized scholars, thought leaders, and
practitioners, who will serve as the inaugural cohort of our newly formed
Senior Fellows Advisory Group.
I am heartened by the urgent call to action articulated by John H. Jackson to all of us in his recent Huffington Post blog, "A New Take on 'No Excuses' -- Tackling Poverty
to Provide Meaningful Opportunity."
Through expanded learning opportunities (ELOs), time is being reconsidered in districts across the nation to improve student learning and increase teaching effectiveness in support of 21st century learning goals.
Today, we recognize four young scholars— Bianca Couture, Ashdon Reynolds, Alton Skinner, and Brianna Smith. These students have not only demonstrated a commitment to learning, but also lead by example in their communities, whether through
After you completed your Student Achievement or Learning & Leadership Grant project, were you able to successfully continue the work beyond the funded year? Is so, why were you able to continue? To what would you attribute your success? If not, what
Parent-teacher home visits, virtually unheard of a decade ago, are rapidly gaining national attention. They are proving to be a way of deepening trust and relationships among teachers, parents and students, and helping teachers better understand the
Danielle Kovach, a special education teacher at Tulsa Trail Elementary School in Hopatcong, NJ, received the 2012 Salute to Excellence in Education Gala’s top award: The NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence and $25,000.