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The NEA encourages its members to use Assessment Advisor to rate the assessments they’ve used in their classrooms! 4,000 teachers in 40 states have checked out the site so far. Have you?

Read the NEA Today article.

Survey: Today’s teaching force is less experienced, more open to change
By Jackie Mader
Hechinger Report, October 23, 2012

Teacher-Leader Corps Helps Turn Around Schools
By Stephen Sawchuck
Education Week, April 20, 2011

New Teachers are the New Majority 
By Celine Coggins & Heather Peske
Education Week, January 19, 2011

Lesson Plan in Boston Schools: Don’t Go It Alone
By Mike Winerip
New York Times, August 8, 2010


Indianapolis Impact

The goal of our programs is policy change that incorporates teacher voice and ensures better retention of outstanding teachers and improved student outcomes.  In Indianapolis, the 2009 Teaching Policy Fellows helped to initiate a joint union-district committee that enacted changes to the Indianapolis Public Schools layoff policy to incorporate effectiveness measures, attendance, and discipline measures into the decisions around which teachers go and which stay.  The Indianapolis Teaching Policy Fellows released a report on the inequitable distribution of teachers in Marion County to highlight and counteract the problem.  Indianapolis Teaching Policy Fellows’ have published op-eds and letters to the editor in The Indianapolis Star and co-authored an article for the national publication Education Leadership.  They have also been invited panelists for local and national education policy-focused events, such as the Gates’ Measures of Effective Teaching teacher advisory panel, the Aspen Institute’s Panel on Teacher Evaluation, the IN State Teacher Evaluation Cabinet, and the IN Department of Education Reform Cabinet.  Three Indianapolis Fellows were selected from a nationwide pool of more than 400 teachers to participate in NBC’s ‘Education Nation,’ an ongoing series of education-focused, nationally televised events taking place in Rockefeller Center. 

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